Can you tell us a little bit about yourself – who are you, where do you come from and what are your hobbies?
My name is Carlotta Caiti and I come from a small city in Italy, Modena. Following my graduation at the University of Bologna in March 2017, I moved to London to work the City. My hobbies include taking care of the London antenna, doing sports and visit art exhibitions. I love London for the tremendous opportunities that can offer.
How/why did you discover AEGEE?
I discovered AEGEE during my Master’s studies (2016), when I was doing my Erasmus programme in Belgium, in Louvain-la-neuve. I accidentally found a flyer listing all the Summer Universities and I immediately decided I had to attend one. Guess where I went for my first SU? Salerno! I remember the the joy when they told me I was accepted for the event. :)
Can you sketch your AEGEE-career for us? What was your ultimate highlight within your time in AEGEE?
I became a more active member of AEGEE when I joined the London antenna. Thanks to that, I had the opportunity to meet new friends that inspired me to get more involved: I ran for President of the antenna in May 2017 and since then, my best highlight has been organising our first RTC. The event only lasted 3 days and I wish it could have lasted more!
Are there any specific plans or goals (within AEGEE) you strive towards?
Finding new enthusiast people to join the antenna is our top priority at the moment. We are also keen on exchanges (Torino, Napoli, Amsterdam) and we are considering to organise a summer event! We shall see.
Do you have a message for the members of AEGEE-Leiden?
We are visiting Amsterdam on the weekend of 28 February, in case you would like to meet us in person. We are really looking forward to that. In the meantime, feel free to add me on LinkedIn or Facebook.