I am a passionate young engineer, just graduated from a very selective MSc in Space Science & Engineering at University College London, with Distinction. I am extremely enthusiastic and have good leadership and teamwork skills. I am multilingual, fluent in English, French and Italian and have good communication skills. I am currently working as an intern for six months at the European Space Agency in the ESA Climate Office which gives me the opportunity to learn and experience work in the space technology environment as well as improving my logical and systems engineering skills. I am exceptionally hard working and really enjoy taking on responsibilities.
University College London, Master of Science MSc Space Science and Engineering: Space Technology
Graduated in September 2016 MSc with Distinction
2012-2015: University of Surrey, Bachelor of Engineering BEng Aerospace Engineering
Graduated in July 2015 First Class Honours
2002-2012: Lycée Stendhal de Milan (French School) Baccalaureate Scientific Section, Major in physics
September 2016-Present: European Space Agency, ECSAT Harwell Oxford, Didcot
Internship in the ESA Climate Office, Exploitation and Services Division, Science, Applications and Future Technologies Department, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes (EOP-SEC) – six months’ internship
Working on various ESA projects involving communication with CEOS and GEO members, such as NASA, NOAA and CSIRO.
August-September 2015: Volunteering Solutions
Childcare/Orphanage Volunteering Placement in Nairobi, Kenya
Worked 5-6 hours a day in an orphanage with children aged 1 to 15. Helped with monitoring the cleanliness of the children, cooking and washing, and learning common courtesies, moral education and social skills.
July-September 2014: European Space Agency, HQ Paris
Internship in the Launcher Development Programmes Department, Directorate of Launchers
Worked on various projects such as trajectory calculations for VEGA, ARIANE 5, etc. Produced optimisation notes of various missions and comparison between launchers performance such as ARIANE 5ME and ARIANE 6. Attended several meetings and talks by ESA members of staff.
August-September 2013: Bazar Saint-Martin-de-Ré, France
Sales Assistant in a clothes and jewellery shop.
June-July 2013: European Space Agency, ESRIN Rome
Internship in the Coordination Office, Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes
Participated to the creation of the Disaster Risks Management Group page in the CEOS website (format, content, etc.). Attended several conferences and talks by ESA members of staff.
2011-2012: Private tutor for one year in Mathematics, Physics and French.
November 2010: L’Oréal Milan
Demonstrator in Health and Beauty
Presented and distributed L’Oréal perfumes and make-up samples during L’Oreal Make-Up Artist Night.
July-August 2010: Maine Golf & Tennis Academy Maine, USA.
Assistant Counsellor in a Summer Camp
Supervised several groups of 8 to 10 girls aged 8 to 13 over a two-month period. Supervising and running free time and evening group activities as well as being responsible for the safety and wellbeing of the campers.
2012: Astrophysics Society of Milan (Circolo Astrofili di Milano)
Participation to monthly conferences
Presentation of International Space Station by Samantha Cristoforetti.
July 2011: Columbia University, NYC
Selected for the Summer High School Program,
Course title: Investigations in Theoretical and Experimental Physics.
PERSONAL SKILLS AND COMPETENCES
Mother tongue: French
Excellent skills in speaking, reading and writing in English, French and Italian.
Proficient skills in speaking, reading and writing in German.
Beginner skills in Arabic.
Technical knowledge in French, English and Italian.
University of Surrey Global Graduate Award awarded for completing successfully a module in a foreign language in addition to the substantive programme requirements: 92% in Arabic Stage 1.
Social and organizational skills and competences:
Good ability to communicate thanks to an international environment (French mother and father, Italian step-father) and education, as well as various travel experiences in the USA, Australia, UK, Spain, Egypt, Hong Kong and throughout Europe.
Good team management and leadership spirit put into practice in both the volunteering work and internships; therefore acquisition of a strong sense of responsibility, autonomy and reliability.
Technical skills and competences:
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, LaTeX;
Solid Edge, Multism, Workbench, NEWPAN, Matlab, etc.
Familiar with both windows and OSX platforms.
Good tennis player and Ice-skater: Development of personal resistance to stress and effort, as well as self-confidence, through participation to competition.
Piano: 10 years of practice.
Academic: Prof Alan Smith
Director of MSSL, UCL
MSSL, Holmbury St. Mary, Dorking,
Surrey, RH5 6NT, UK
Current employer: Dr. Stephen Briggs
Earth Observation Science Applications & Future Technologies
Directorate of Earth Observation Programmes
ESA, ECSAT, Harwell Oxford, Didcot
OX11 0FD, UK
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