OUR TEAM

A team of young men and women with different experiences and transversal competences but all united by a common framework which is the international dimension of working and learning to improve and bring a real and concrete change in the local context.

Pietro Curatola

Graduated at Modena University in business economics, Pietro has been working for 16 years in Emilia Romagna in the field of business development and access to finance. In 2012 he decided to come back to Soverato (CZ) aware that, with the competences and experience gained, could been an active player in the local context. At the end of the same year he founded JUMP and is still his President and engine.

Erika Gerardini

2002-2003 One year Erasmus studies in Càceres, Spain including a working experience in Barcelona. 

2005. Graduated in foreign languages and international communication at Parma University, Erika started soon to work in the field of International youth mobility and European projects in Rome during the civil service by AFSAI, Associazione per la Formazione e gli Scambi Culturali (2003-2004). Through AFSAI Erika travelled around Europe (as Team Leader for young people and young adults) and also in Latin America (Costa Rica) as responsible of an important project on violence against women and gender balance in Eu society

Yavette Shupe

Born in Hayward, California, Yavette Shupe speaks perfectly, apart from English, her native language, also Spanish, French and Italian. In 1990 she enrolled by the University of Texas in Austin where sponsored by the Governor of Texas she transferred to Mexico City to attend the prestigious “Universidad Iberoamericana” studying International Relations and International Business. 

Dr. Francesco Pungitore

Professional journalist expert in new media, teacher and trainer.

Master’s degree in Philosophy (University of Salerno), postgraduate degree in Teaching Technologies (University of Rome), master in Digital Communication and social media management (CdG Rome), operator diploma for Mediatheque and diploma of computer operator.

Antonio Scicchitano

Telecommunication Site Service & Third Party Manager by DHL Express (Express Services, Logistics, Freight sector) with responsibility in TLC service delivery for DHL branch sites. Before 2015, Unified Communication & Collaboration and Telepresence Engineer for different companies: TLC Operators, Banks, Oil and Gas Operators, Italian Navy, SME. 

Fabio Froio

One of JUMP founder with Pietro Curatola, Fabio was one of the most active JUMPER in the start up phase of the association when implementing the first European projects and organizing the First "Euro.Soul Festival" in 2013. From 2014 Fabio is more in charge of administration and financial issues as for job he opened a private accounting studio in Davoli.

Catherine

Perri

I was born in Melbourne, Australia where I successfully completed my studies in Business and Marketing at Footscray College  before moving to Italy to become a wife and mother of three. 

My first 5 years in Italy were overwhelming with many obstacles to overcome but I  decided it was either "sink or swim" and so I swam.

Ylenia Azzaro

Graduated at Modena university in Languages for enterprise communication and international organizations in 2017.

I have a great passion for intercultural contexts and international exchanges. During my academic career, thanks to the Erasmus Project, I had the opportunity to spent six months in Zaragoza (Spain) developing social and intercultural skills.

Carmela Pietrangelo

Graduated in foreign languages at G.D’Annunzio (Chieti) University, Carmela started soon to teach languages at Secondary Schools in the north of Italy.

Etwinning ambassador since 2013 and Erasmus experts, she has been involved in the field of International mobility and European projects.

At school she is Digital Expert and trainer in many E-CLIL COURSES and TBP and PBL courses.

During the last 2 years she coordinated two KA1 projects, one also for the Regional Authority and took part to many international structured courses in UK and in other countries becoming herself an expert trainer. 

Enrico Ventrice

Enrico Ventrice is an award-winning Italian documentary filmmaker and producer. Graduated at Ferrara University in Communication Technology, Enrico started working in the documentary field providing audio post-production facilities for some of the main Italian national broadcasters and production companies.

Since 2006, he has worked both in Italy and internationally with the American news agency and TV production company Global Vision Group, based in New York, both as a producer and filmmaker, making several documentaries and travel shows.

Alessia

Simonetti

Graduated in Communication Science at Sapienza University of Rome, for her final thesis Alessia conducted a field study in Brazil during her civil service year, working in an international cooperation project and analysing the effectiveness of empowering adult learning methodologies applyed to local trainings, community capacity building, social entrepreneurship and solidarity cooperation networks. 

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Andrea Filippone

Andrea graduated at University of Bologna in international and diplomatic studies, focusing on sustainable development. He has always shared a great passion for tourism, language studies, and international cultural exchange, thus during his academic career he participated to several mobility programs, in Ireland, Estonia, Spain, and the United States. After graduation, in 2012, he worked at the Consulate General of Italy in Chicago as communication officer.

Jesse Mc Murray

Jess was born in England and attended the University of Oxford, where she obtained a degree in law. Since then, she has lived in different Countries across Europe – including Slovakia, Montenegro and Sweden. For shorter periods she lives in Italy, close to Soverato, working for JUMP as CLIL trainer but developing also other topics like Teaching is Communication, Team Building for teachers and outdoor education

Francisco Lòpez

Francisco Jose Lopez Bovet is English, French, Arts and PE teacher at IES LA ZAFRA in Motril, Granada (Andalucia). From year 2014 he is the coordinator of Erasmus + programmes at IES LA ZAFRA. Together with his team, he has been in charge of several KA103, KA102 and KA101 programmes. He has also attended formative courses related to CLIL and International Programme Design in Ireland, Holland and Italy, where as an added value for the course, had the chance to teach several lessons in an Italian high School. 

Daniele 

Quaresima

Graduated in law, he lives actually in Girifalco (CZ) where he's very active in the youth mobility sector implementing Erasmus Plus projects like youth exchanges and training for youth workers.

He lived in Bologna for some years and thanks to Erasmus he traveled in many places in Europe. For JUMP is social media manager

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Lilla De Lorenzo

In love with languages, Lilla lived in UK and Spain in order to to learn as much as possible about the languages and her hosts’ cultures. After living and working in London she decided to come back to Italy where she graduated in Foreign Languages specializing in English and Arabic at Roma3 University.

Jolanta Kolanowska

It's probably the only Chef Blogger of Ionian Cost, maybe of Calabria, Jolanta is Polish but she was living in London for a long time and then moved to Italy where she lives since 6 years. Her daily activity is cooking; expert in "cake design" but also very creative in managing her home-restaurant in Satriano. 

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Michael

Gigliotti

Half Canadian, half Italian, Michael speaks fluent English, Italian and French. He completed his degree in
Urban Planning from Concordia University, where he also participated in two international programs, in
Melbourne, Australia and in Bologna, Italy. After graduating, he worked for a community environmental
organization where, amongst several positions, he started as an environmental educator promoting
sustainable practices and connecting children to the earth and their environment. 

Romina Mazzotta

Romina was born in Soverato, studied Modern Literature at the University of Calabria where she obtained a post degree in Media Education.

 

At the Universidad Internaciónal de Andalucia (Spain) she deepened her academic formation attending a course for experts in Audiovisual content creation for kids.

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Francesca Casadonte

Nutrition biology doctor and mother of 2 children. 2008: International PhD in Molecular Oncology and development of new therapeutic approaches. “Magna Græcia” University of Catanzaro (Italy). 2003: Master in Biotechnology. University of Urbino, in collaboration with C.I.B., University of Greenwich, Fanoateneo, Institute Zooprofilattico of Umbria and Marche, 60 CFU acquired. 2002: Degree in Biotechnology. University “Federico II” of Naples. Grade: 107/110.

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