As Internship and Community Engagement Program Coordinator, Vania supports the Associate Director of Administration in charge of the Temple University Rome Internship program and our Community Engagement activities.
Vania is originally from Madrid, Spain and spent most of her childhood living abroad (Germany, Uruguay, Belgium, US). After studying Law (at the San Pablo University, CEU) in Madrid and specializing in European Community Law, she consequently received a M.A. in International Relations and International Economics at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) of the Johns Hopkins University. After graduation, she remained in Washington D.C. to work at the Inter-American Development Bank for over two years. From 2002 to 2006 Vania taught International Organizations and European Community Law in the M.A. program of the Universidad de Chile, Santiago. Successively, she began her Ph.D. at La Sapienza University in Rome on the political social influence of the Chilean elites. In 2011-12 she collaborated as a visiting scholar with the NYU Center of Latin American and Caribbean Studies in New York. Before returning to Rome, Vania worked at the OSCE – Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (Rule of Law Project) in Sarajevo, Bosnia from 2013 to 2016. Most recently, before joining Temple University Rome, she collaborated with TEDxRoma.