2024 CLEF Class
STUDENTS FROM THE 2024 CLEF CLASS
My name is Jainaba Juwara, born in 1994, in a small village called Jappeni in The Gambia.
From an early age, I have always been driven by my love for knowledge and a desire to provide a better life for me and my family. I graduated from the University of The Gambia with a degree in Economics (Cum Laude). Upon completion, I took a job teaching Science at Kotu Senior Secondary School. I also worked as a business analyst and as a graduate assistant at the University of The Gambia. I am a quiet person, who talks mostly when necessary - I believe because of my culture and religious background. Yet, education has earned me the ability to express myself anywhere and with anyone. I am also very sociable once I become comfortable in a space. I love to help people and give advice. I'm always willing to listen to and relate with others.
My name is Andrea Francesco Greco. I am 25 years old and I come from Modena, Italy. I graduated in law at the University of Trento with an interdisciplinary thesis in labour and commercial law about employee share ownership. I have also delved into the field of trade union law from a practical point of view through a curricular internship at UILTuCS (an Italian trade union) and my research interests include philosophy of law and legal historiography in addition to commercial and labour law. I am also a political activist. In Trento, I belong to an extra-institutional political party with anti-capitalist, intersectional feminist, and environmentalist positions, and I am one of the organisers of the provincial movement for the right to housing. I am convinced that without praxis theory is only metaphysics and without theory praxis is blind, so I believe that it is crucial to combine academic analysis with political
My name is Manuela Cano, I'm from Colombia and I studied Political Science with an emphasis on International Relations at ICESI University, located in the city of Cali. I have worked in governmental and non-governmental organizations, focused on improving governance in my territory since one of my great passions is contributing to sustainable economic, political and social development in my region. Also, I am passionate about law, I’ve worked in American Lawfirms and I actively work to promote justice. By studying the CLEF program at the IUC I seek to develop myself as a professional and directly approach the possibilities of financial development that can be found by studying the phenomena of global capitalism in a comprehensive manner, understanding the plurality of legal, financial and economic issues of our time.
Wakitola Chachu is an Ethiopian Corporate Lawyer. He holds an LL. B and LL.M degree from Ababa University School of Law, where he graduated with a Very Great Distinction or "Summa cum laude". Currently, he serves as the Regional Corporate Affairs Manager at Heineken Ethiopia Breweries SC. In addition to his corporate role, he is a passionate advocate for social change and has actively engaged in philanthropy. He is the founder and Board Secretary for DAAYYAA Generation Network, a local NGO working towards positive impact and development in Ethiopia. Prior to joining Heineken, he worked as the Corporate Affairs Manager at BGI Ethiopia (Groupe Castel). Before his tenure at BGI Ethiopia, he worked as a legal Associate at Mehrteab and Getu Advocates LLP (MLA), a leading corporate law firm in Ethiopia, and a member of the DLA Piper Africa Group. During his university years, he served as a paralegal at Addis Ababa University Centre for Human Rights and School of Law. In this capacity, he provided free legal aid services to disadvantaged and indigent groups in society. On a personal level, he considers himself passionate about reading and nature, showcasing his interests beyond his professional and philanthropic endeavors.
I am Muhammad Tayyab from Pakistan. I graduated in law at university of Gujrat with a thesis on the Awareness of Alternative Dispute Resolution towards the general public. After the completion of my studies, I started practicing law in criminology, then moving towards the other legal fields, such as civil and family law. I am now working as a legal associate in the Sarfaraz Law firm. In addition to this, I am a passionate advocate for the welfare of society, and I believe that studying at the IUC will definitely enhance my ability on this front.
Brook Kebede Abebe
Brook Kebede Abebe as worked as a Human Rights Monitor for UNOHCHR-EARO, as a focal person for the European Center for Electoral Support (ECES), and as a Lecturer of Laws at the University of Gondar, School of Law (Ethiopia). He is a licensed First Class Attorney at law in the Federal and Amhara regional courts in Ethiopia, and has published several articles in reputed academic journals in the areas of human rights law, the African human rights system, and human rights and business.
Lucius Anderson is a student from America who grew up in Salt Lake City, Utah. He attended Washington University in St. Louis and the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. Lucius will receive an Honors Bachelor of Arts degree in English in December 2023. His honor’s thesis is focused on posthumanism and transhumanism in horror films. After completing his studies at the IUC, he will return to America to attend law school.
Matteo Basei Fantolino
My name is Matteo Basei Fantolino, I was born in Turin (Italy), in 1990. I graduated from the University of Turin with a bachelor's degree in Economics and a thesis developed with the "Project & People Management School" of COMAU Academy (Detroit - Michigan, USA). Since I have been an individual investor from an early age, in order to learn some technical skills, I went to the school of "Trading on international financial markets" of Wealth Builder LLC (Las Vegas - Nevada, USA). I am the founder and president of a cultural initiative known as the “Circle of Innovation”, a ThinkTank founded in Turin that since 2018 celebrates Sergio Marchionne and the innovation heritage in the City of Turin with a specific sensibility to the social impact of emerging new technologies, which is the reason why I have then attended the joint Executive Master on “Leading Digital Transformation, Managing Technology, Innovation & People" by Ernst & Young and the Master School of Turin Polytechnic University. It was Bill Campbell who inspired me to study Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), which allowed me to be certified as a “Real Result Coach” from “Master Internazionale in Coaching ad Alte Prestazioni” (MICAP). In 2023, I was the Executive Performance Coach of Wevolver. Currently, I am helping the “Adriano Olivetti Leadership Institute” (OLI) of Ivrea to grow thanks to my interest and passion for Adaptive Leadership, a new approach that emerged at the Harvard Center for Public Leadership.
Mohamed Abdukadir Adan
My name is Mohamed Abdukadir Adan. I come from Somalia. In 2019 I studied Bachelor of Economics at Somali National University, located in Mogadishu, Somalia. After the completion of my undergraduate studies, I become lecturer assistant at Somali National University. During this enriching period, I dedicated one year to mentoring and guiding students, sharing my knowledge, and fostering academic growth. Eager to further my knowledge and understanding, I pursued advanced studies, in 2021 enrolling in the Master of Economics and Finance program at Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II in Italy. Furthermore, I am Currently developing my thesis project around foreign aid and its impact on Economic growth in Tanzania. My journey is characterized by a passion for education and an unceasing commitment to the fields of economics and finance. My aspiration is to continue making a positive impact through research, education, and lifelong learning.