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Commitment to Student Success: Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia

Commitment to Student Success: Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia

Director of Student Services Maria del Pilar Murguia graduated from JCU in 2003 with a B.A. in Business Administration and two minors in Economics and Computer Science.

Meet Dean of Students Carla Wiegers

Meet Dean of Students Carla Wiegers

Carla Wiegers is John Cabot University’s Dean of Students. She holds a B.A. in Performance Art and an M.A. in Political Science. Carla worked as Residence Director at St. John's University in Rome for 8 years, before obtaining a position at JCU.

“Wholesome Agent of Chaos”: Psychology Professor Merel Keijsers

“Wholesome Agent of Chaos”: Psychology Professor Merel Keijsers

Born and raised in Amsterdam, psychology professor Merel Keijsers recently joined JCU’s faculty. She holds an M.A. in Statistics, one in Social Psychology, and a Ph.D. in Social Robotics.

Enjoying the Present Moment: Alumna Canseli Yuce

Enjoying the Present Moment: Alumna Canseli Yuce

Alumna Canseli Yuce graduated in 2019 with a B.A. in International Affairs. She is currently working at the Italian Embassy in Ankara, Turkey while pursuing an M.Sc. in International Development at SOAS University of London.

Meet JCU Director of Admissions Arianna Catti De Gasperi

Meet JCU Director of Admissions Arianna Catti De Gasperi

Arianna Catti De Gasperi is JCU’s Director of Admissions. Born to a Roman father and a Greek mother, Arianna graduated from JCU in 2010 with a B.A. in Communications. She then earned an M.A. in International Journalism from City, University of London.

Alumnus Francesco de Luca Accepted to Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Alumnus Francesco de Luca Accepted to Georgetown School of Foreign Service

Alumnus Francesco de Luca graduated in 2018 with a B.A. in Economics and Finance and a minor in International Affairs. Francesco has recently been accepted to Georgetown University's Master of Science in Foreign Service in Washington DC.

Dream Big: Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Carolina Granaci

Dream Big: Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Carolina Granaci

Born in Moldova and raised in Rome, Italy, Carolina Granaci is an International Business major. She speaks six languages, and in high school, she did an exchange year in Nebraska, USA. Carolina is one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Meet Francesco Soncini: President of JERO International Consulting

Meet Francesco Soncini: President of JERO International Consulting

Born and raised near Modena in northern Italy, Francesco Soncini is a senior majoring in Business Administration. Francesco is the President of JERO International Consulting, which is part of a worldwide network of Junior Enterprises (non-profit companies run entirely by university students).

Language is Key: Classics Professor Danica Pušić

Language is Key: Classics Professor Danica Pušić

Born and raised in Novi Sad, Serbia, Classics Professor Danica Pušić teaches Latin and Ancient Greek at JCU. She is a Ph.D. candidate in Linguistics at Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa, and she is also the official translator and interpreter at the Rome Criminal Tribunal (Italian – Serbo-Croatian; Serbo-Croatian – Italian). 

Helping People and the Environment: Student Viola Di Veroli

Helping People and the Environment: Student Viola Di Veroli

Viola Di Veroli is an International Business major from Rome, Italy. Viola attended high school at the Mosenson Elite Academy in Israel and enrolled in JCU in 2019. She participated in the 2021 Global Wellness Shark Tank with her startup Greety.

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Rian Ignasiak

Born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Rian Ignasiak is a Freshman majoring in International Affairs. Rian spent her senior year of high school as an exchange student in Chile and Peru. She is one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Art History Student and Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Roberta Imperiale

Extraordinary in the Ordinary: Art History Student and Global Explorer Scholarship Recipient Roberta Imperiale

Born and raised in Cerignola, in the Puglia region of Italy, Roberta Imperiale is an Art History major and one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship. Her involvement in international exchange programs, coupled with her love of art history, led her to choose Rome as her campus. 

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Stephanie Haigis

Global Explorer Scholarship Recipients: Meet Student Stephanie Haigis

Born and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, to a German mother and an American father, Stephanie Haigis is a History major and one of the recipients of the Global Explorer Scholarship.

Ancient Modernity: Archaeology Professor Jens Koehler

Ancient Modernity: Archaeology Professor Jens Koehler

Originally from Bremen, Germany, Professor Jens Koehler holds a Ph.D. in Archaeology from the University of Munich. Since the early 1990s, he worked as senior researcher for the German Archaeological Institute in Rome. Professor Koehler has been teaching in JCU’s Art History Department since 2003.

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Raising Awareness Through Film: Student Saliha Crespo

Born and raised in Miami, Florida, Saliha Crespo is a photographer, filmmaker, and YouTuber currently majoring in Communications. In 2016, her first short film, Catch Me, which addresses the risks of teen dating violence, won two awards at the Miami 4 Social Change Youth Film Festival.

Found in Translation: Italian Professor Berenice Cocciolillo

Found in Translation: Italian Professor Berenice Cocciolillo

Berenice Cocciolillo has been living in Rome since 1990 and teaching at JCU since 1992. In addition to teaching Italian and translation, Professor Cocciolillo is JCU’s Director of Web Communications.

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Stories We Tell: Alumna Stefania Piccialli

Alumna Stefania Piccialli graduated in 2017 in English Literature and Communications, and then earned her M.A. in Gender and Media from the University of Sussex. Stefania recently won the Translating for Change Video Essay competition.

Freedom to Think Otherwise: Philosophy Professor Brunella Antomarini

Freedom to Think Otherwise: Philosophy Professor Brunella Antomarini

Brunella Antomarini, is Adjunct Assistant Professor of Philosophy at John Cabot University. She has a pluri-disciplinary formation in contemporary epistemology, aesthetics and philosophy, semiotics, theory of poetry, and anthropology.

Adversity Builds Character: Study Abroad Student Peter Donaldson

Adversity Builds Character: Study Abroad Student Peter Donaldson

Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Peter Donaldson is a senior at Texas Christian University. A double major in Political Science and International Business with a minor in Spanish and Hispanic Studies, in Summer 2021 Peter studied abroad at JCU, where he interned at the Web Communications Office.

EasyDesk by Alumnus Enrico Barchiesi Selected for Acceleration Program at CesenaLab

EasyDesk by Alumnus Enrico Barchiesi Selected for Acceleration Program at CesenaLab

EasyDesk, an app created by John Cabot University alumnus Enrico Barchiesi, was selected for a 9-month acceleration program with CesenaLab. EasyDesk is an app that allows students to book spaces on campus in order to maintain social distance.