Alumni News

Art About Food: Alumna Kiriko Mechanicus

Art About Food: Alumna Kiriko Mechanicus

Alumna Kiriko Mechanicus graduated from JCU in 2018 with a B.A. in History and a minor in Communications. Kiriko was recently invited to write and recite a Dutch-Italian poem in an event in honor of the Dutch state visit of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

Taking Independence to a New Level: Study Abroad Student Abbey Buetow

Taking Independence to a New Level: Study Abroad Student Abbey Buetow

Abbey Buetow is a freshman from Northeastern University, who is majoring in International Affairs and International Business, with a concentration in Global Business and Strategy. Abbey studied abroad at JCU in Fall 2022.

A Passion for the Classics: Alumna Elena Catalina Sirbu

A Passion for the Classics: Alumna Elena Catalina Sirbu

Originally from Romania but raised in Italy, Elena Catalina Sirbu graduated from JCU in 2021 with a double B.A. in International Affairs and Classical Studies. Elena is currently pursuing an M.Phil. in Classics at Trinity College Dublin.

Meet Art History M.A. Alumna Odette Lopez

Meet Art History M.A. Alumna Odette Lopez

Odette Lopez graduated from JCU with an M.A. in Art History in 2021. After graduation, Odette became Director of the Museum of Contemporary Art of the Americas in Miami, a position she held until January 2023. She is currently planning to pursue her Ph.D. in Classical Art and Archaeology.

Alumna Lulù Huang on Talent Acquisition and Recruitment with Huawei

Alumna Lulù Huang on Talent Acquisition and Recruitment with Huawei

Alumna Lulù Huang graduated from JCU in 2015 with a double degree in International Affairs and International Business. Lulù is currently working as HR Business Partner at Platform.

Dedication and Passion: Alumna Sophia de Berardinis

Dedication and Passion: Alumna Sophia de Berardinis

Sophia de Berardinis graduated in Spring 2022 with a B.A. in International Affairs and double minors in Economics and Legal Studies. She’s currently living in Lisbon, where she works as Content Reviewer Analyst at Accenture.

The Power of Writing: Visiting Student Reagan Davison

The Power of Writing: Visiting Student Reagan Davison

Reagan Davison, a senior at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa, studied abroad at JCU in Summer 2022. Her book, If a Thousand Lovers Spoke at Once (2022), contains various poems about her journey to achieve self-love despite her tribulations. 

The Impact of Influencers on the Fashion and Luxury Industry: Meet Alumna Allegra Contatore

The Impact of Influencers on the Fashion and Luxury Industry: Meet Alumna Allegra Contatore

Alumna Allegra Contatore graduated in 2017 with a B.A. in Marketing and a minor in Communications. She currently works as PR and Influencer Manager at Sunday Riley, a luxury skincare brand in France.

From Johannesburg to Rome: Meet Communications Alumna Megan Dhlamini 

From Johannesburg to Rome: Meet Communications Alumna Megan Dhlamini 

Megan Dhlamini graduated from JCU in 2021 with a B.A. in Communications. Now, she works as Coordinator of Northeastern University’s Italy program at JCU.  

Keep On Filming: Communications Alumna Caterina Fassina

Keep On Filming: Communications Alumna Caterina Fassina

Alumna Caterina Fassina is currently pursuing a master’s degree in Cinema, Television, and Multimedia Production at the Università di Bologna.

Communications Alumnus Alessandro Ceschi Wins Writing Prize in China

Communications Alumnus Alessandro Ceschi Wins Writing Prize in China

Alumnus Alessandro Ceschi won the Sixth Tone China Writing Contest with his Almost Family piece. Ceschi has lived in China since graduating in 2016.

Where Are They Now? Meet Seven JCU Valedictorians

Where Are They Now? Meet Seven JCU Valedictorians

In preparation for JCU’s 50th-anniversary celebrations, the Web Communications Office reached out to some past valedictorians to see what path their lives have taken.

Understanding Terrorism and Climate Change: Meet Alumna Camilla Carlesi

Understanding Terrorism and Climate Change: Meet Alumna Camilla Carlesi

Alumna Camilla Carlesi recently won “The Growing Thought Leadership Award 2022,” with her paper “Understanding the Relationship between Terrorism and Climate Change: The case of Boko Haram Activities and the Environmental Degradation of the Lake Chad Basin.”

Meet International Affairs Alumna Ingeborg Gruenwald

Meet International Affairs Alumna Ingeborg Gruenwald

Ingeborg Gruenwald, who hails from Trieste, Italy, graduated from JCU in May 2022. In the fall, Inge will pursue a Master’s degree on the Political Economy of Europe and China at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Media and the Environment: Alumna Elisabetta Petrucci

Media and the Environment: Alumna Elisabetta Petrucci

Elisabetta Petrucci, born and raised in Rome, graduated from JCU in May 2019. She has a B.A. in Communications with a minor in Entrepreneurship.  Elisabetta is currently pursuing her Master’s in Cultural Encounters and Communication at Roskilde University in Denmark.

Meet International Affairs Graduate Michaela Papavero

Meet International Affairs Graduate Michaela Papavero

Michaela Papavero is a recent graduate from a small town near Bari, in the Puglia region. She has a B.A in International Affairs with a minor in Legal Studies. In September, Michaela will pursue a Master of Science in Global Governance and Diplomacy at the University of Oxford.

Meet Assistant Director of Rome Study Abroad Admissions Michel Rosuelo

Meet Assistant Director of Rome Study Abroad Admissions Michel Rosuelo

Born and raised in the Philippines, alumna Michel Rosuelo graduated from JCU in 2013 with a B.A. in Communications. She then started working at JCU, where she has been for over eight years.

IFE Welcomes Alumna Ksenia Kurileva for a Talk on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

IFE Welcomes Alumna Ksenia Kurileva for a Talk on Entrepreneurial Ecosystems

On April 18, 2022, the Institute for Entrepreneurship welcomed alumna and guest speaker, Ksenia Kurileva, for a talk titled “Unlocking Corporate Innovation - Entrepreneurial Ecosystems.”

From Humanities to Technology: Alumna Cristiana Cordova

From Humanities to Technology: Alumna Cristiana Cordova

On March 29, Professor Riccardo Maiolini welcomed Cristiana Cordova, a JCU alumna who received a B.A. in Art History with a minor in Entrepreneurship in 2017.

IFE Welcomes Alumnus Guk Kim, COO of lastminute.com

IFE Welcomes Alumnus Guk Kim, COO of lastminute.com

The JCU Institute of Entrepreneurship hosted alumnus and COO of lastminute.com, Guk Kim, for a talk called “Leading Growth in Online Travel.”