Alumni and Friends

Meet Our 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. Please see the Regional Alumni Ambassadors role description.

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

United States

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 2016, 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. 

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.

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.

Omar Azabi

San Francisco, CA, USA - Omar Azabi
Omar Azabi  graduated from John Cabot University in December 2017, majoring in International Affairs with a double minor in History and Communications. After graduating he worked as a paralegal focusing on NPL transactions and bankruptcy proceedings. Currently, he is a law student at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

Pedro Vazquez

Thousand Oaks, CA, USA - Pedro Vazquez
Pedro Vazquez studied abroad at John Cabot University in the summer of 2003 majoring in International Business. He is a Real Estate Executive and has been actively involved in commercial real estate for ten years. Pedro currently works for Guitar Center Inc. as a Senior Real Estate Manager and assists in the acquisitions of new store locations, relocations, and lease renewals.

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


Ksenia Kurileva

London, UK - Ksenia Kurileva
Ksenia Kurileva graduated from JCU in 2014 with a BA in Business Administration. Ksenia has over 3 years of experience working with early-stage technology companies in sales, marketing and customer success roles. She is currently supporting startups in the aerospace industry at the ATI Boeing Accelerator in London.

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

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.

Ulrika Elide Kuylenstjerna

Scandinavia - Ulrika Elide Kuylenstjerna
Ulrika Elide Kuylenstjerna (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.