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Curious about living and working in Italy after graduation? Eleonora Francica ('22JRN) and Nicolò Lewanski ('14GSAPP) present their journey from Columbia’s campus to Italy. Find out how the Columbia network has supported them as international students and working internationally. Moderated by Diana Wade (‘BC 06, ‘SOA 10).

Eleonora Francica is a journalist covering the U.S. and Europe. Originally from a small city near Rome, Italy, she holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's in international affairs from John Cabot, the American University of Rome. Francica previously worked in New York covering the State's government, as a correspondent in the United Nations, and as an intern in the Italian Parliament, where she developed a database on domestic violence and child abuse. She is also a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard, a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow, and a Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma Fellow. In her free time, Francica freelances for American and European outlets and is a volunteer for Make-A-Wish.
Personal page as a journalist: https://muckrack.com/eleonora-francica-1/articles
Twitter: @EleFrancica
Nicolò Lewanski is a Valari Co-Founder. A Graduate of Columbia University, prior to co-founding Valari Nicolo worked as an architect in London for Sam Jacob Studio and in the Netherlands for Mecanoo Architekten between others. He taught at Kingston University, Leeds-Beckett, Anglia Ruskin University, Iuav WAVE and visited as a critic at the AA, the Royal College of Art and Columbia University. On the winning team for the V&A Museum Cromwell Entrance, Moma PS1 YAP 2015.
Instagram: @valari.eu 
Diana Wade is the Global Manager for Deloitte’s Global Chief Legal Officer Program. After graduation from Columbia University she worked in the film industry in New York, and then moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in law. She obtained a J.D. from the University of Southern California and was an associate at an intellectual property firm. She moved to Italy to study international law and successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation in 2022 from Università Bocconi in Milan.
LinkedIn: Diana Wade
July 18, 2023 at 6:30pm - 7:30pm



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