Curriculum Vitae and Skills

This page contains a brief overview of my skills, my current and past work experiences, along with the study and life-long learning opportunities I dedicated myself to.
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Skills

Scraping and data collection

Comfortable in: assessing best structure for a datasets based on goals, working with IMPORTXML, IMPORTHTML and IMPORTDATA to get data into Google Sheets, geocoding, using Python for XPath-based scraping (libraries: lxml, requests).

Data cleaning and processing

Comfortable in: assessing what data cleaning operations are needed, using Google Sheets advanced functions for wrangling and analysing data, Open Refine and GREL, processing geodata with QGIS, RegEx and Python for data cleaning and analysis (preferred library: Pandas).

Data visualization and communication

Comfortable in: using most online tools for data visualization (preferred: Datawrapper, RAW GRAPHS, Flourish, CARTO. Would love to try Data Illustrator), crafting custom static graphics with Inkscape, building network graphs with Gephi, getting creative with Python's Jupyter Notebooks (preferred libraries: Matplotlib and Seaborn, Bokeh, geopandas), learning Javascript for dataviz (Chart.js and Leaflet.js), composing maps with QGIS.

Soft Skills

I hate the term "soft skills" but I'll use it to sum up a series of unquantifiable skills which I believe are at the core of my work style. I feel greatly in debt towards my Humanities Studies background (Latin, Ancient Greek, Philosophy and History), which equipped me with the skills I am most proud of: I can research, analyze and synthetize complex topics, dissect and build strong arguments, organize my work, establish a collaborative settings in team environments and manage small team projects with care and listening.

Current Work Experience

Founder and Project Leader

Mar. 2018 - Present · Venice, Italy

Batjo · Project at the intersection of data, journalism and digital fabrication with open source software

(Data) Activist


OCIO

Jan. 2019 - Present · Venice, Italy

Inside Airbnb

Jan. 2018 - Present · Remote from Venice, Italy

Data Literacy Instructor


Dataninja School

May 2018 - Present · Remote

Bologna Business School at the University of Bologna

May 2018; May 2019 · Bologna (Italy)

Dataninja & University of Milan

September 2018 - October 2018 · Remote

Past Work Experience

A Career Gap for the Family

Aug. 2016 - Jan. 2018 · Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Took time off to start a family, care for my newborn daughter, move to another country, and practice Python & Yoga.

Lead Data Journalist & Trainer

Jan. 2014 - Aug. 2016 · Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Silk ·Startup for data publishing and interactive storytelling. Acquired by Palantir in Aug. 2016

Research Assistant

Sept. 2013 - Jan. 2014 · Tilburg, The Netherlands

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

Journalist

May. 2013 - Jan. 2014 · remote

Freelance

Journalist Trainee

May. 2013 - June 2013 · Amsterdam, The Netherlands

NRC Next · Major Dutch newspaper

Study Experience

Lifelong Learning

Communication and Information Sciences (MA)

Aug. 2012 - Aug. 2013

University of Tilburg (The Netherlands)

History, Tradition and Innovation (BA)

Sept. 2008 - July 2012

University of Siena (Italy)