Mattea Cumoletti

Mattea Cumoletti is a graduate student at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, studying human security, conflict resolution, and issues of forced migration. Upon receiving her BA in history and anthropology from the College of the Holy Cross in 2012, she spent a year in Southern Italy as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant, after which she worked at the US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants in Albany, New York. As an advocate for resettled refugees, Mattea engaged in self- sufficiency services, job development and community outreach and integration. Prior to coming to Fletcher, she worked for a New York Medicaid reform project, which directly improved health services and benefits for beneficiaries, including the local refugee population. At Fletcher, Mattea is a Teaching Assistant for undergrad history and sociology, and she serves as a senior Web Editor for Fletcher's online academic journal, as well as Co- Chair of the European Club. After her fellowship, Mattea wrote: "AP gave the chance to work in the heart of one of the most pressing international issues of this generation, and there is no better way to understand the depth and complexities of the refugee crisis than from working with and listening to the people who are going through it."

Friday Feature Podcast

17 Jun

I’ve gotten the chance to talk to a lot of refugees and asylum seekers so far in Athens, and I am stoked for the opportunity to help share their stories, but the people I’ve been talking to the most over the past couple of weeks are the incredible people who work at the Greek Forum of Refugees, and I think it’s really important to hear from those closest to the refugee and asylum seeker communities. Sooooooo I decided to make a little weekly podcast- my Friday Feature! This week I chat with the wonderful Elena Iusso, who has the patience of an angel (I ask a lot of questions at work…) and can sell Athens attractions like a pro (she has me wandering around the “enchanting alleys” of the anarchist neighborhood trying to copy her photos). So please press play and hear some behind-the-scenes insights about how she shows “compassion, in the Greek sense of the word” in her fun and challenging job at the GFR!


Posted By Mattea Cumoletti

Posted Jun 17th, 2016

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