Valentina Locatelli

Senior Facilitator

Country of origin: Italy

Date started with Soliya: 2018

Education and field of work: I studied international relations and am currently pursuing a degree in peace studies and intercultural dialogue. I have international experience in training and project management, as well as a strong passion for human rights and gender issues. 

One accomplishment you're proud of: I was the first one in my family to finish high school and pursue higher education and, in my twenties, I have lived and worked in 7 different countries, shaping my worldview with every experience! 

What about Soliya inspires/motivates you to be involved? My main motivation to come back every semester is the transformative and empowering effect dialogue has on participants. Moreover, being part of the Soliya community means constant learning and personal growth: every online encounter broadens my horizons and gives me some applicable lessons for my day-to-day life.