Born and raised in Genoa, Italy, I had the chance to get in touch with different cultures from an early age. After spending a few summers studying and playing sports around Europe, at the age of 17, I decided to spend a semester on the other part of the world. Studying at Mount Maunganui College in New Zealand was a life-changing experience that shaped my attitude toward life. I became even more curious about everything, especially other cultures. I adopted a problem-solving mindset with a persisting positive attitude that helps me to get the best out of every situation.
After having occupied managerial roles in the retail fashion industry, I decided to pursue a career in research and academia. Currently, I am finishing my Ph.D. studies in Applied Economics and Management run jointly by the University of Pavia and the University of Bergamo, in Italy. During the second year of my doctoral studies, I spent a semester at Georgia State University in CIBER as a visiting scholar. Here, I had the opportunity to participate in doctoral seminars, share the experience with insightful colleagues, and learn from renowned international scholars.
In August 2020, I have engaged in a new adventure, starting a second doctoral journey in Marketing, with a specialization in International Business, at Georgia State University.
Giovanni Manera’s Prize, Best Applied Economics and Management PhD Student.University of Pavia, Italy (Value: €5.000)