Fascinated by Latin America from a very early age, I travelled to Mexico and Brazil as soon as I turned 18. In Mexico I worked with peasant and indigenous communities and in Brazil I volunteered for an organization helping former street children. Once I finished my degree in International Politics in Rome, I moved to London to attend an MA in Latin American Studies (Social Anthropology). I remained in London for six years working in International Development, in various organizations including Christian Aid and ABColombia, which took me to Latin America again.
After relocating to Rome in 2007, I worked for the Society for International Development for seven years, first as Communications Officer and then as an Editor for the academic journal Development, published by Palgrave Macmillan. In this capacity, I edited articles in English for 28 quarterly issues, carried out research on several development topics and met and interviewed high-profile figures in the sector. Following this, I worked in the Italian office of Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) as Publications Officer.
At the same time, I started working freelance as a translator, interpreter and editor. For a list of translations and interpretations click here.
After two years in Dublin (2016-2018) working for the Italian Institute of Culture, I returned to Rome. There I worked on a Colombia-based project for the Italian NGO Pangea and for Amnesty International as Campaigns Senior Officer. I also obtained a research grant from the University of Milano-Bicocca as part of the project "Care and democratic politics: theories and practices of post-pandemic regeneration".
I am particularly interested in gender issues and feminism, social and indigenous movements, environmental justice, migration, and education.
I live in Rome with my husband Conor and my daughters Luna and Maya.