Virginia Vigliar | Co-Founder & Chief Editor
Virginia is a freelance journalist and editor based in Barcelona, consults for Oxfam in Spain and the Netherlands, and she is the Chief Editor of WIB. She is a passionate advocate of human rights and freedom of speech. And a meme enthusiast. She has worked in the development sector in Malawi and Kenya and Somalia before returning to Europe, where she gained experience in the United Kingdom, Norway, and Spain. To see her work, look at her website here: http://virginiavigliar.com/
Marco Principia | Co-Founder & Web Manager
Born in Rome, his beloved city. Graduated with honors in Political Science and International Relations at Università degli Studi "Roma Tre". Expert of current affairs and United Nations. Recently attended a course in Humanitarian Emergency at INTERSOS. Currently employed at CIES - ONLUS in the Coordination and Organization Office for Interpreting and Translation Service for Territorial Commissions for the Recognition of International Protection. Huge fan of A.S. Roma.
Francesca Aloisio | Associate Editor
Francesca is both an International Relations graduate and a dancer living in Rome. She is particularly interested in international issues, intercultural learning and culture sharing, as well as music and arts. She is currently a consultant for the UN agency IFAD (International Fund for Agricultural Development) in the communication division.
Kayla Chen | Associate Editor
Kayla is currently a research analyst in Washington, D.C. She received her Master’s in International Relations from the Barcelona Institute of International Studies. Previously, she worked for the U.S. State Department and also in international education and public relations and communications. Kayla is passionate about all things Latin America and has spent significant time traveling and working in South America, particularly in Argentina. She used to be an International Affairs contributor at Words in the Bucket.
Luiza Andrade | Junior Editor
Both a journalist and an anthropologist, Luiza holds a Master of Social and Cultural Anthropology degree with a focus on illegal migration and perceptions of time, by the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Throughout her career, she has become growingly interested in issues related to human rights, small-scale mining and cultural perceptions. Based in Brazil, she is also an amateur photographer and football player, as well as a language enthusiast.
Anne Swisshelm | Junior Editor
Having formally studied anthropology in both the USA and in Europe, Anne now applies her knowledge in her day-to-day life working in Budapest, Hungary with students from all over the world. She has previously worked as a copy writer during her years living and studying in the Netherlands. While living in her home state of Florida, she was a leader in her hometown's community garden programs. Her research interests include: urban studies, infrastructure and society, mobility, space/place, community and sustainability.
Dizzanne Billy is a Content Creator, Social Media Manager, and Digital Marketing professional. She is an Outreach and Communications Officer at Climate Tracker and a youth leader in the field of environmental activism. Dizzanne graduated from the University of the West Indies with an MSc. in Global Studies, focusing her research on global environmental governance. She is passionate about writing, environmental advocacy, and travel.
Akilah Edwards-Rose | Caribbean Column Editor
A proud Trinidad and Tobagonian, and Caribbean woman, Akilah has spent almost a decade in France, Brazil and Belgium pursuing her career in country development and research and, by a twist of fate, promoting Caribbean interests abroad. Adept in policy analysis and cross-cultural relations, she has been a key player in developing an English-Caribbean presence in France, a contributor to deepening the Africa-Caribbean-Pacific Island youth presence in Belgium and a cog in promoting Caribbean music and arts in Europe. She is currently trying to master stilt-walking, hoping to become a proficient salsa-on-stilts dancer one day.
Caroline Leonie Ackermann | Partnerships and Outreach Coordinator
Originally from Freiburg, Germany, Caroline studied International Relations with Law at the University of Sussex in Brighton and previously worked as an Intern for the State Ministry in Baden-Württemberg in the department for Development Cooperation, Africa. As former Women Students Officer for her Students Union and long-term Student Mentor for primary and secondary students in Brighton, Caroline is particularly interested in issues surrounding social inclusion and gender.
Sofie Holmberg | Outreach and Social Media Coordinator
With an academic background in international crisis and conflict management and communications, Sofie has a special interest in sustainable development, women's empowerment and social justice. She is also passionate about the interplay between these fields and digital communications. Sofie has previously worked with communications in the NGO sector in Sweden and Switzerland. She is currently working at ECPAT International in Bangkok, focusing on issues related to sexual exploitation of children in travel and tourism.
Trini Testi | Graphic Designer
Half Italian, half Spanish, Trini is a creative and designer currently based in Milan. She has a multi-cultural design background, that reflects her clientele from all over the world. She has lived in Brazil, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Uk, and travelled all over the world. She loves to paint, do yoga and be in nature. What she hopes to see in the world is a general awakening in people to look for the truth, and take care of the earth. She is an environmental activist in Italy.