My first assignment as an intern at a local tv station was to go to a crime scene in Rome, Italy. Two people died as a result of an exchange of gunfire. It was a summer job, and at that time I was still studying to obtain my BA in Fine and Decorative Art at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. I graduated six months later and abandoned my major in school to become a journalist in Italy.
I worked at Mediaset and then as a staff writer at Corriere della Sera in Italy. I started as a metro reporter focusing on education and right wing extremism. When I moved to the website I covered foreign politics and I I travelled around Europe covering the major anti-austerity protests. I also reported from Iran and Cuba.
In 2013 I co-directed Capulcu Voices From Gezi, a documentary on the Istanbul revolt, which took place that summer. In August 2013, I came to New York to study journalism and politics at Columbia University as a Sanpaolo fellow. I got my MA degree in May.
Now I work as a freelance journalist focusing on national security, military issues and social conflicts. I cover the Iraqi and Syrian conflict, for a list of articles please visit Portfolio.
In my free time I cook Italian food, walk my dog Giotto around Harlem and try to explore some more.
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