Curriculum Vitae

I am a freelance consultant specialized in data communication and visualization — and in teaching these topics.

Current work experience
2017 - NOW

Creator of data narratives

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Fixed collaboration with Sheldon Studio as data journalist (since 2020).
Other occasional clients, for example CNN Hong Kong, TalentData, and Carbon Tracker Initiative.

Data literacy education learning designer and trainer

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Fixed collaboration with Dataninja School to oversee learning programs, teach, and mentor (since 2018).
Contract professor at the University of Bologna (since 2018).
Other occasional clients like Data4Change, University of Rome, Ecipa NordEst, and Maghweb.

Data activist

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Venice, Italy

Volunteer "data person" at OCIO Venezia, a local housing rights collective in Venice (since 2018).
Former collaborator of Inside Airbnb (2017-2018).

Publishing of data viz, research and analysis on the impact of short-term rentals and Airbnbs in Venice.
Advocating for the regulation of Airbnb and short-term rentals, to preserve the right to affordable housing for residents.

Project lead & researcher

 Batjo: Bits, Atoms and Journalism
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Funded by the Google DNI Fund in 2017.

Developed a cookbook with three reproducible open-source data physicalization projects. Files available on GitHub: The Data Walk, The 3D Data Map, The Light Data Bars.

Past work experience
2013 - 2016

Lead Data Journalist and Trainer

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2014 - 2016
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Worked on data and data journalism projects daily for in-house and clients' projects.
Trainer at local and international events.

Research Assistant

DataJLab · Virtual lab at Tilburg University on data journalism trends and techniques
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Tilburg, The Netherlands

Member of the 'Climate Finance Lab' team, investigating financial data stories behind climate policies.
Presented, together with Dr. Stefania Milan, research on news & algorithms at the 'Rethinking Journalism' conference


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Tilburg, The Netherlands

Published data journalism pieces on and Wired Italy.

Journalist Trainee
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Newsroom training + authored a data-driven investigation into Interpol.

Study experience
2008 - 2013

Communication and Information Sciences, Data Journalism track (MA)

Tilburg University
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2012 - 2013
Tilburg, The Netherlands

Courses on Statistics, Journalism, and Python.
Graduated with distinction.
Thesis 'Social meets civic: Civics social media and open government data: An inquiry on collaborative fact-checking for citizens’ empowerment' (available here).

Storia, Tradizione e Innovazione - Curriculum Storia Contemporanea (BA, in History)

Università degli Studi di Siena
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2008 - 2012
Siena, Italy

Specialized in the period from the 1789 French Revolution to the current days.
Elective courses in Philosophy, Human Rights, Economic History, and Globalization
Graduated cum laude.
Thesis analyzing media discourse in Italian newspapers during the 2011 war in Libya and NATO’s intervention (available here).