Alessia Noro Rome Center Director

Alessia Noro joined the Rome Center team in September 2015. Alessia maintains a degree in Philosophy from the Università degli Studi di Padova in Padua, Italy, and a master's degree in Philosophy of Art from Università La Sapienza in Rome. She also studied for one year at La Sorbonne University in Paris with an international scholarship. Alessia is fluent in Italian, English and French. Her previous employment includes work with IES Abroad in Rome as a Resident Assistant and Italian Student Companion as well as a career in marketing and public relations at various agencies in Rome.

Jeannette Dimaano Assistant to the Director

Jeannette Dimaano joined the Rome Center team in January 2018. Jeannette was previously employed at Arcadia University Rome as a Student Life Assistant. She possesses a Bachelor's degree in Political Science from Università degli Studi Roma Tre, a Master's degree in Green Economy and Sustainability Management from Università degli Studi Niccolò Cusano and a Master's degree in Corporate Finance from 24 Ore Business School. Jeannette is fluent in Italian, English, and Tagalog. She volunteered for the Italian Red Cross for 3 years assisting the poor and the homeless. In her spare time, Jeannette enjoys sailing on a sail boat and discovering good restaurants.

Chiara Baldussi Programming and PR Coordinator

Chiara Baldussi joined the Rome Center team in May 2023. She has a master's degree in Art History from Università degli Studi Roma Tre. Chiara studied in Paris for a year as an Erasmus student at La Sorbonne Université. She is fluent in Italian, English, and French. Chiara was previously employed at St. George's British International School of Rome as an HR Assistant as well as an Operations Officer at Arcadia University Rome. During her free time, she likes to travel, explore new cultures, and play volleyball.

Onaamid Dimaano Resident Assistant

Onaamid Dimaano joined the Rome Center team in September 2021 as a volunteer, and in 2023 he became the Resident Assistant of the CUA Rome Center. He previously graduated in the Philippines at St. Bridget College and studied nursing for a year at the Lyceum of the Philippines. He also worked at Creotech for the Department of rework and general inspection. Onaamid is fluent in Italian, Tagalog, and English. During his free time, he likes to go on his mountain bike and explore nature.

Ugo Spadavecchia Groundskeeper

Ugo Spadavecchia joined the Rome Center in September 2015. Ugo has significant experience as a mechanic, electrician, and gardener. In fact, his entrepreneurial spirit led him to open a petrol station before he began working at the Rome Center. Ugo's favorite part of working at the Rome Center is the opportunity to work in a dynamic, bilingual environment. In his free time, Ugo enjoys playing bass guitar and oil painting.

Stefano Casani Gardener

Stefano Casani joined the Centre of Rome in 2016. He started working in gardening since he was very young and this has allowed him to collect a significant experience that he conveys every day with care and dedication in the garden of our center.