Chiara was born in a small town near Milan but she has spent her last 10 years between Italy, Australia and the United States.
Chiara recently moved along with her husband to Washington DC where she is currently working at the US-Italy Global Affairs Forum, a think tank established to promote a nonpartisan dialogue regarding the challenges facing the United States and its European partners. She is the co-curator of the exhibit “A Farewell to Arms – Remembering U.S.-Italian Cooperation in World War I” which will be held at Reagan Building in November 2017.
She also works as Communications & Cultural event coordinator at the Italian Cultural Society of Washington DC, a non-profit organization which aims to promote Italian cultural heritage in the US through the Italian Language Program, cultural events and scholarships.
She received her BA in Foreign Languages and International Management at the University of Verona with a thesis on the “Consultancy to the winemaker’s identity for the uniqueness of the territory” and MSc in International Relations and Development Policies at Ca’ Foscari University where she specialized in the protection of cultural heritage both in armed conflicts and post-conflict. In particular, her research regards the role of Cultural Heritage in the Mediterranean area as a key to identity preservation and sustainable development.
During her university years she became Vice-President of a University-linked Cultural Association dedicated to organize acting, singing and Italian language classes in support of international students that were passionate about Italian culture and arts.
Her work experience started in an UNESCO International Organization agency that promoted Italian literature and history and volunteered in an Amnesty International office helping to organize educational events in public schools. In 2014 she spent a semester at the University of Technology of Sydney, Australia studying International Humanitarian Law and Anthropology.
Chiara joined the Italian Cultural Society, first of all because she strongly believes in the protection and preservation of intangible cultural heritage and on the importance to promote and share Italian language and culture with those who wish to be involved: “My stated goal is primarily to support students and the education sector, I believe in the realization of a dynamic and international educational exchange system in order to enforce the relationship between Italian and American institutions.”
She’s also passionate about photography, arts and history.