I am a journalist from southern Italy (b.1989) who writes about identity, social movements, the environment and minority rights. In 2015 I went for a two-week holiday to Amman but in an unexpected turn of events ended up living there for nearly two years. During my time in the Middle East I reported on business, culture and where the two intersect one another, while also managing the team's editorial efforts online at a pan-Arab news outlet. I have extensively covered people-centered stories to unpack social innovation as a tool for gender inclusiveness and financial empowerment in the region, always looking at how individuals carve out their own realities in the face ofadverse circumstances.
Besides Jordan, I have lived in China, the UK and Flanders (Belgium), with stints in India and Lesotho. Having graduated in Slavonic and communication studies, I now hope to combine my fascination with visual journalism with a long-running interest in exploring today's most pressing issues and questioning structures of power that dictate global inequality.
I have long contributed to IWI (International Women's Initiative), a London-based nonprofit raising awareness on women's rights. I hold a masters in International Journalism from School of Oriental and African Studies, a postgraduate degree looking at how the global south is represented across contemporary media.
I am currently based in Gdansk working as a news translator for Reuters.