Virginia Vigliar | Co-Founder & Chief Editor
Virginia is a freelance journalist and editor based in Barcelona. She has worked in the development sector in Malawi and Kenya and Somalia before returning to Europe, where she gained experience in the United Kingdom, Norway, and Spain. She is currently also collaborating with Oxfam. She is a passionate advocate of human rights and freedom of speech. To see her work, look at her website here: http://virginiavigliar.com/
Marco Principia | Co-Founder & Web Manager
Born in Rome, his beloved city. Graduated with honors in Political Science and International Relations at Università degli Studi "Roma Tre". Expert of current affairs and United Nations. Recently attended a course in Humanitarian Emergency at INTERSOS. Currently employed at CIES - ONLUS in the Coordination and Organization Office for Interpreting and Translation Service for Territorial Commissions for the Recognition of International Protection. Huge fan of A.S. Roma.
Francesca Aloisio | Associate Editor
Francesca is both an International Relations graduate and a dancer living in Rome. She is particularly interested in international issues, intercultural learning and culture sharing, as well as music and arts. She is currently a consultant for the UN agency IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) in the communication division.
Luiza Andrade | Junior Editor
Both a journalist and an anthropologist, Luiza holds a Master of Social and Cultural Anthropology degree with a focus on illegal migration and perceptions of time, by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Throughout her career, she has become growingly interested in issues related to human rights, small-scale mining and cultural perceptions. Based in Brazil, she is also an amateur photographer and football player, as well as a language enthusiast.
Kayla Chen | Junior Editor
Kayla works for a global human resources consulting firm in Washington, DC. She received her Master's in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies. Previously, she worked for the U.S. State Department, in international education, and public relations and communications. Fluent in Spanish and proficient in Mandarin Chinese, she has spent significant time traveling and working in Latin America, mainly Argentina. Prior to joining the main WIB team, Kayla was a regular International Affairs contributor for more than a year.
Claudia Di Loreto | Community Engagement
Claudia is a transport planner based in London with a passion for environmental issues and urban development. She holds an MSc in International Planning from UCL with a focus on regeneration. Her background also includes studies in mechanical engineering, politics and language teaching. Claudia speaks fluent English, Italian, French and Spanish.
Anne Swisshelm | Junior Editor
Having formally studied anthropology in both the USA and in Europe, Anne now applies her knowledge in her day-to-day life working in Budapest, Hungary with students from all over the world. She has previously worked as a copy writer during her years living and studying in the Netherlands. While living in her home state of Florida, she was a leader in her hometown's community garden programs. Her research interests include: urban studies, infrastructure and society, mobility, space/place, community and sustainability.
Dizzanne Billy is an environmentalist and the President of the Caribbean Youth Environment Network in Trinidad and Tobago. She graduated from the University of the West Indies with an M.Sc. in Global Studies, focusing her research on the effectiveness of global environmental governance. Dizzanne is also a Climate Tracker and is passionate about writing, climate advocacy, and travelling.
Emily Kitongo | Social Media & Outreach
Emily Kitongo is a Ugandan communications and partnerships consultant currently based in Madrid. She holds a Bachelor’s in International Studies from Monash University and is passionate about development, gender equality, agriculture and cultural exchange. She has worked at the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) and United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON). Emily is a travel and language enthusiast who speaks English, French, Spanish, Italian and Luganda.
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