Alumni and Friends

Alumni Ambassadors

Regional Alumni Ambassadors offer information and guidance to prospective and current JCU students and support the growth of alumni activity by organizing various types of alumni events in their region. The Regional Alumni Ambassador maintains regular contact with the Office of Development and Alumni Affairs in order to make sure the University possesses the most up to date contact information for alumni worldwide.

Here is a list of current Alumni Ambassadors in alphabetical order by region. Contact them via the dedicated Alumni Facebook groups, LinkedIn (clicking on their name), or write to [email protected]

Gianluca Pesce

Chicago, IL, USA - Gianluca Pesce
Gianluca Pesce transferred to JCU in 2007 and graduated in 2009 with a BA in International Affairs. He has been living in Chicago for just over 5 years and works as Business Development Manager for Yolk Restaurants USA. Gianluca speaks English and Italian and in his free time enjoys rock climbing, biking, cooking, and traveling the world!

Ludovica Pizzichelli

Dallas, TX, USA - Ludovica Pizzichelli
Ludovica Pizzichelli graduated from John Cabot University in May 2013, majoring in International Affairs and minoring in Psychology. Currently, she is a second-year law student at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, in Dallas, Texas. She has experience interning with nonprofits both in Italy and in the United States and hopes to become a public interest attorney upon graduating with her Juris Doctor (JD) degree. 


Zornitza Hadjitodorova

Dubai, UAE - Zornitza Hadjitodorova
Zornitza Hadjitodorova graduated from JCU with a Cum Laude BA in Business Administration. She later earned a Master of Business Administration from INSEAD. She has lived in 8 countries spread over three continents and speaks four languages. In her free time, she enjoys horse riding and environmental conservation projects.

Piergiuseppe Trigona

International Ambassador - Piergiuseppe Trigona
Pier Trigona is a recent graduate at SDA Bocconi Master in Corporate Finance Class of 2014. Pier graduated in 2013 from John Cabot University in International Affairs with a minor in Business Administration. He loves wine, running and laughing. Pier speaks fluent English, Italian and French.

Sarah Weil

Jerusalem, Israel - Sarah Weil
Sarah Weil attended John Cabot University from 2004-2005. In 2005, she moved to Jerusalem, and after spending two years of intensive Jewish religious studies, continued her academic studies at Hebrew University, completing her BA in Philosophy and Liberal Arts. She is currently completing her MA in Philosophy at Hebrew University.

Ksenia Kurileva

London, UK - Ksenia Kurileva
Ksenia Kurileva graduated from JCU in 2014 with a BA in Business Administration. She has lived in Russia and Norway and she now resides in London, where she works in the fields of digital technology and healthcare. She is keen on supporting and engaging the JCU alumni network in the UK.

Nicole Focone

Los Angeles, CA, USA - Nicole Focone
Nicole Focone graduated from JCU in May 2006 with a B.A. in Political Science and minor in Italian Studies. She describes her experience at JCU as life changing. By mixing with people from all over the world as well as the locals, she has built lasting friendships. Contact Nicole via Los Angeles Alumni Facebook Group

Daria Voronina

Madrid, Spain - Daria Voronina
Daria Voronina transferred to JCU in 2013 and graduated in 2016 with a BA in International Affairs and Minor in Economics. Currently, she is completing a Master's in International Relations at IE Business School. Originally from Russia, she lived in 3 foreign countries and visited 24 others. She is passionate about travelling, meeting new people and exploring the world.

Nicole Mason

Michigan, USA - Nicole Mason
Nicole Mason graduated magna cum laude with a degree in International Affairs from John Cabot University in 2012. She works for MatchConverge, a marketing company that is the leader in retail merchandising solutions. Nicole is also a peer reviewer for Politikon, a journal published by the International Association for Political Science Students.

Claudio Uberti

Milan, Italy - Claudio Uberti
Claudio Uberti graduated from John Cabot University magna cum laude with a degree in Political Science in 2006; he is the recipient of the 2007 Award for Academic Excellence in Political Science from JCU. He is a member of the Executive Secretariat of Radicali Milano and an elected member of the National Committee of Radicali Italiani. Contact Claudio via Italy Alumni Facebook Group

Valerio Proietti Checchi

Moscow, Russia - Valerio Proietti Checchi
Valerio Proietti Checchi is from Rome. He graduated from JCU in May 2015 with a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Finance and a minor in Philosophy. During his studies at JCU, Valerio was an active member of the JCU Business Club.

Craig Jatlow

New York, USA - Craig Jatlow
Craig Jatlow attended JCU during the Spring Semester of 2007. He graduated from Cornell University in 2008 and received an MBA from New York University's Stern School of Business in 2013. He currently resides in NYC with his wife (who also attended JCU) and their son.

Valentina De Santis

New York, USA - Valentina De Santis
Valentina De Santis is a 2016 graduate from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut. She double majored in Communication Studies and Media Arts and minored in Fashion Marketing. Valentina studied abroad at John Cabot University from August 2014 to May 2015. Now, she is working full-time in New York City and is proud to be a JCU Alumni Ambassador.

Inès Kuliovska

Paris, France - Inès Kuliovska
Inès Kuliovska was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. She went to high school in Paris and moved to Rome in 2010. She graduated from JCU with a BA in International Affairs and Communications in May, 2014. Inès is now back in Paris where she is doing an MBA.

Cara M. Koenigsberg

San Francisco, CA, USA - Cara Koenigsberg
Cara M. Koenigsberg studied abroad at JCU for a full year in 2009-2010. During her time at JCU, she interned at both La Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri and the US Consulate General Milan. She returned to Suffolk University in Boston and graduated with her BSBA in May 2011. In 2015, Cara came back to Rome to pursue her MBA in International Business at St. John's University.

Ulrika Davis

Scandinavia - Ulrika Davis
Ulrika Davis (or Ellie to most of her friends) graduated from John Cabot University in 2014 and was accepted into two graduate programs at Uppsala University, where she currently studies Religion in Peace and Conflict and Holocaust and Genocide Studies.

Hristina Lapatova

Sofia, Bulgaria - Hristina Lapatova
Hristina Lapatova was born in Sofia, Bulgaria. After studying both Art History and Political Science she graduated cum laude in the JCU class of 2010. She continued her education at the Sotheby's Institute of Art in London where she obtained a Master's Degree in Art Business.

Alexandria Maloney

Washington D.C., USA - Alexandria Maloney
As a member of the John Cabot Class of 2015 who studied International Affairs, Alexandria Maloney is thrilled to represent the university abroad. Alexandria, who hails from Washington D.C, founded the Women's Leadership Initiative at JCU in order to help female students emerge as leaders both on and off campus. Contact Alexandria via D.C. Alumni Facebook Group