Name:          Sophie Pizzimenti

      Age:              22

      Nationality: Italian/French




I’ve spent most of my life in an international environment, having studied in a European high school and then graduated from International Studies at Leiden University campus the Hague specializing in Latin American Studies. In the last years, my efforts have been concentrated in expanding my political, economic and social understanding of the world to build a background of critical knowledge.

I became interested in practicing journalism when I realized, at the age of 16, the extent to which the news had an impact on my life and opinion and decided I wanted to look for the true story behind the news. Since then, I succeeded a few publications and pursued an internship at Rio on Watch, Brazilian online news outlet reporting on Rio de Janeiro’s favelas, where I was assigned to news reporting and profiling sustainable initiatives within the favelas of the city.