Jeff Abel
Francesco Carnali: Global Citizen

Jeff Abel currently resides in Sarasota, Florida. He enjoys traveling, meeting new people, and of course, his friends. He says his time in Cagli has been one of the most revealing experiences of his life.
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AnnAGRisel aLVarez

Annagrisel is an Ecuadorian living in Wenatchee, WA. She moved to the United States two years ago and started the Masters in Communication and Leadership program at Gonzaga University. Her passion is dancing and watching movies. She hopes this experience will enrich her future aspirations and hopes to become fluent in the Italian language.
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Caitlin Bletscher
Ervis Chano: FRom outsider to insider

Caitlin Bletscher just moved to Spokane, Washington to start the Communications and Leadership program at Gonzaga University. After discovering her love for humanitarian works in Haiti and Romania, Caitlin dreams of opening her own nonprofit, continuing her work in international communications.
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Katie Bliven
Fausto feligioni: the keeper and the bees

Katie Bliven is a working toward her Master of Arts degree in Communications and Leadership at Gonzaga University.  She is a communications consultant at a Fortune 50 financial institution.  Katie has nurtured a love for intercultural interaction and all forms of communication since her teenage years.  She plans to leverage her Cagli experience to redefine her roadmap for personal and professional growth.
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amanda brings
michele magnoni: the decorated driver of cagli

Amanda Brings is from Seattle, Washington and studies in the Masters of Communication and Leadership program. She enjoys readings, traveling, and yoga. In Cagli, she found the people kind and the wine tasty.
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Victoria Caswell
Sister cecilia: A simple life

VIctoria Caswell currently lives in Bellingham, Wa. She is enrolled in the Master of Arts in Communication and Leadership program at Gonzaga University while working as the research and evaluation coordinator for a children's mental health grant. She loves to travel.
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Daniela catena: Multi-talented Woman

Dianne Conlee lives and works in Nashville, TN. She is a graduate of Western Kentucky University's Organizational and Corporate Communication program. She currently works as the Publications and Internal Communication Manager for Saint Thomas Health. Her trip to Cagli was a dream come true. Living in Cagli she was embraced by amazingly friendly people and enjoyed the relaxed pace of real Italian living.
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Eleonora Masciotti: Fresh styles in a Historic Trade

Emily Gagel is originally from Tempe, Arizona but is now attending Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She loves to travel and works in the hospitality industry. She has found the people of Cagli to be warm and embracing and hopes to bring their openess and love for life home with her.
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Dr. Fabrizio Castellani: Animal Healer

Tiffany Hoffman graduated from Cal Poly State University, San Luis Obispo in 2000 with a degree in Political Science. Upon graduation she was commissioned into the United States Army as a Logistics Officer, where she spent 8 years.  After the Army she worked as an Army contractor in Kuwait for the Stryker Brigade Combat Team.  She is now working on her Masters degree in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University. 
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Eugenio Mattiacci: mountain farm

Adam is from Phoenix, AZ. He's married and has two beautiful daughters. He loves seeing new places and meeting new people. He is currently in the COML program and hopes to graduate in the fall of 2011. He loves the passionate interaction of the Italian people.
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Eriberta carneli: Wearable Art

First an artist and professionally a socal worker, Debra has spent over 25 years working with families in the context of the legal system. her motivations stems from the ability to put issues in perspective in a way that honors the needs of childhood. Next to art, the field of communication is the most exciting endeavor of her life and she is jazzed to be studying with Gonzaga professors and students. Her goal is to take this knowledge and create a palate of skills that will enhance her contribution to the world.
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MARINA GUERRA: la focaccia

Kierra has lived in New Orleans, Louisiana for 25 years. She is the oldest child of Dwayne Irvin, Sr. and Lisa Brown. She has three brothers and one sister. Kierra is currently studying Communication and Leadership at the Master’s level at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She has studied Public Relations. Kierra loves her family, school, music, life and God. She aspires to be a teacher, writer and motivational speaker upon completion of her Master’s Degree from Gonzaga University.
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Giancarlo Siligedi: Walking the hometown beat

William Jiles is a native of Tallahassee, Florida. He earn his Bachelor of Science degree in broadcast journalism at Florida A&M University. Jiles is a business owner and is currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Communication and Leadership in Gonzaga University's Online Graduate Studies. He will be candidate for graduation in June 2012.
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Paolo Grassi: A man about town

Sherry Janda is a graduate student at Gonzaga University majoring in Communication and Leadership Studies.  Sherry’s background includes radio station  operations, sales, and on-air personality; Yellow Pages advertising sales; and single mother to a 21-year old daughter.  She found Cagli to be warm and friendly and saturated with history.
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Maurizia Pagleioneni: Change of Heart for the city she loves

24-year-old Jenny Krzan was born and raised in Tri-Cities, Washington. She earned her Bachelor’s degree from University of Alabama at Birmingham in Communication Studies, where she also cheered for four years. Jenny is now living in her hometown and working as an intern at the HAMMER Hanford training facility.
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Mariasole romani: Chasing dreams

Matt Machia originally Issaquah, WA and graduated from Seattle Pacific University with a Bachelor's in Communication. He is a sports enthusiast, racquetball, tennis, and volleyball. Matt found Cagli to be a relaxed pace -- a change from American culture. A citizen of France and the United States, Matt traveled throughout Europe visiting family. He hopes to pursue a career in marketing.
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BiancA Baldelli: DOLCI FOLLIE

Frank McCloy graduated from Temple University’s school of communication and theater with a degree in broadcast telecommunications and mass media. Currently residing in a nearby suburb of Philadelphia, PA he moonlights as a third shift D.J. on 90.1 WRTI in the city. He plans to pursue a full time career in radio, and media consulting after completing his masters in communication and leadership, as well as an international media certificate. Activities and interests outside of boring adult responsibilities include drumming, travelling, avoiding the barber, playing chicken with Jim Beam, and podcasting his new show Preying on the Weak which can be found on Facebook. 
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Originally from the Washington, DC area, Dan Paholski currently works in financial services for Wachovia, a Wells Fargo Company in Salisbury, NC. He received his BA in Criminology/Political Science from Albright College and is now finishing his MA in Communications & Leadership from Gonzaga University. In his free time he enjoys volunteering, kayaking, and traveling. The Cagli opportunity has especially been an illuminating experience into living abroad and studying cultural differences.
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Fernando Marzani: Shaping the lives of others

Emily graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in Marketing Communications. She currently lives in Madison, WI working for an agricuture production company. Her favorite part of Cagli is the morning hikes up the mountain.
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Irina Safaryan graduated from University of Washington with a degree in Communications and Social Studies. She lives in Seattle, Washington and works as an Russian/English translator. Irina's passion is travel and learning about new cultures. In her spare times she volunteers at her local Youth Centers working with disabled youth. Her future plans include travels to London and Moscow.
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Maurizio nicoletti: Leather--from shoes to saddles

Patrick graduated from West Virginia University in 2008 with a bachelor's in print journalism . He works in communication and grant writing. He enjoys traveling, learning new cultures, nutrition and is always open for adventure. Patrick is currently working on his master's in Communication and Leadership Studies from Gonzaga University.
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Patrizio Catena: Tradition and Progress

Dianna has worked in the retail and pharmaceutical industries. A writer at heart, Dianna hopes to pursue a career in corporate communication upon graduation from the Gonzaga masters in Communication and Leadership program. A language major in college, Dianna has enjoyed acquiring a new language to interact with the people of Cagli.
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Brittany received her undergraduate degree from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington. She recently completed a volunteer program with the United Nations High Commission for Refugees. She will be returning to Europe to continue her work with the refugees. Her favortie thing to do is spend time with her family. Cagli has been a wonderful experience. She loves spending time with the locals, hiking, and cliff jumping.
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Gabrielle Mastini: Cavaliere di cagli

Lynne has lived has lived overseas for half of her professional career. She works as an International Business Consultant and volunteers as the Vice Chair of the local elementary school in Woodinville, WA. Upon graduating with her COML MA Lynne hopes to join a large, progressive company with the goal of developing culturally competant, caring and successful global leaders.
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HEATHER wallace
Roberto battistelli: making new old again

Heather Wallace graduated from Whitman College in 1994 with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology.  For the next 9 years he worked in a variety of social service positions including child advocacy and juvenile corrections.  Most recently she has been involved with medical program development and management.  She is currently pursuing her Master’s Degree in Communication and Leadership Studies at Gonzaga University.
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lee wallace
Massimo Schiavone: Postino extraordinaire

Lee is pursuing a Master's Degree in Communication and Leadership Studies through Gonzaga University Online. She is formerly a small business owner, operations management consultant and software implementation specialist. After 20 years in Seattle, Washington, Lee and her husband reside in Post Falls, Idaho with their dog Nikki. Lee looks forward to pursuing a new career in coaching and teaching communications and related courses.
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jennifer wilkes
Naria Chiara Cantucci: Life on stage

Jennifer Wilkes graduated from Francis Marion University in 2009 with a degree in Mass Communication. She has a four-year old daughter and resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She has worked as an on-air radio personality, a liason for a South Carolina State Senator and is currently the Vice President of I Am Music, LLC. Cagli has given Jennifer a chance to broaden her perspective on international affairs and is hoping it will expand career opportunities as she extends into the global marketplace.
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Erin Wilson
Alessandro chegai: slow food and easy living

Erin is originally from the charming mountain town of Asheville, North Carolina and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia. She obtained her undergraduate degree in communications from the University of South Carolina and will finish Gonzaga's communication masters program this December. Her professional history is rooted in medical sales and employee development. Cagli has transformed Erin's perspectives and approach towards cultural immersion and global citizenship.
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david de vries
Annarita Bucefalo: The Simple Life

David has appeared on Broadway and in theatres across the country as an actor in shows like Wicked, Glengarry Glen Ross and Beauty and the Beast. He is an award winning audiobook narrator in addition to appearances in films like Remember The Titans and Leatherheads. He holds a B.A. from American University and is the proud father of his twelve year old, Willem. His work with the Gonzaga Communication and Leadership program has broadened his perspective on global citizenry.
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