Duke University in North Carolina, USA, University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China. Double major in Political Science and Asian and Middle Eastern studies.
“I chose to apply for an internship at the Foundation because I have always found South African politics to be quite unique. Being a ’90s child I grew up reading about the end of apartheid and the rise of Nelson Mandela to the presidency. South African politics are the reason why I have chosen to pursue a career in Politics. Moreover, I have always found FW de Klerk to be an incredibly inspiring political figure. During my time at the Foundation I had a chance to focus on Affirmative Action legislation and Economic Empowerment movements. Working there also gave me the opportunity to gain insights on the South African political world from a South African perspective and relate it to the way I think about politics in Europe, the United States, and China.
Gianandrea (who is fluent in Italian, Spanish, French, Mandarin, and English) was selected by the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service to move to Doha, Qatar in order to participate in a program focuses on Middle-Eastern politics and the study of the Arabic language.