I’m Miria

Project Officer Swiss Help Nepal

I grew up on the Swiss-Italian border, after high school I studied English in Ireland and then went to university in Neuchâtel and Barcelona obtaining a MA in Anthropology in 2017. I then specialized in Development and Cooperation at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland.


After years volunteering within the Board of Espérance ACTI, NGO operating mostly in Vietnam, and various volunteering experiences in Mozambique, I worked as an intern for the Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding in Morges and for Latitude 21, the Development and Cooperation Federation of Neuchâtel.

In 2016 I spent 6 months in Mexico for my Master thesis fieldwork and I’ve been going back every year since then for cooperation projects with indigenous communities in Chiapas.

In 2018 I settled in Brescia where I worked with immigrant families and currently with domestic violence victims. I am undertaking a degree in Educational Sciences and an Advanced Studies Diploma in Violence against Women and Children at the University of Milano-Bicocca.

In 2020 I co-founded a cultural association called Emica focusing on deconstructing stereotypes based on gender and origins.

Since October 2020 I started collaborating on this amazing project: Swiss Help Nepal!




CAS Development and Cooperation
SUPSI University of Applied Sciences and Arts of Southern Switzerland

2014 – 2017

M.A. Social Sciences (Anthropology)
Université de Neuchâtel

2015 – 2016

Autonomous University of Barcelona

2011 – 2014

B.A. Letters and Human Sciences (Philosophy and Anthropology)
Université de Neuchâtel

2012 – 2013

Autonomous University of Barcelona

January-June 2011

Cambridge CAE C1
Atlantic Language Galway (Ireland)


High School Diploma
Liceo Cantonale di Mendrisio

Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

– Leonardo da Vinci

2020 – Present

Socio-cultural worker (Domestic violence victims)
Istituto Vittoria Razzetti, Brescia (Italy)

2019 – 2020

Socio-cultural worker (Migration)
Comunità Fraternità, Travagliato (Italy)

2018 – 2019

Socio-cultural worker (Migration)
Infrastrutture Sociali, Brescia (Italy)


Programme Assistant
Latitude 21, Neuchâtel (Switzerland)


Project and Management Assistant
ICP Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peacebuilding, Morges (Switzerland)


French teacher for asylum seekers
ILCF French Institute Neuchâtel University, (Switzerland)




Travelling 2019


6 months fieldwork in Chiapas for Master thesis in Anthropology in 2016, since then went back every year for cooperation projects with indigenous communities

South Korea

Winter Paralympic Games Pyeongchang 2018

Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia

2009 and 2015 for project monitoring and evaluation within the Board of NGO Espérance ACTI (Development and Cooperation from Ticino to Indochina)


Volunteer in a hospital 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015

OPT (Occupied Palestinian Territories)

Study trip 2014


Travelling 2012

California (USA)

Travelling 2012


6 months intensive English course and CAE certificate 2011

Other travels

Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Egypt, England, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Israel, Portugal, Romania, Scotland, Sweden, Tunisia, USA

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For Swiss citizens in Nepal

Embassy of Switzerland
Ekantakuna, Jawalakhel
Lalitpur, Kathmandu (NP)

Visa application for Nepal

Geneva, MOFA Nepal
81 Rue de la Servette 1202, Geneva, Switzerland

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