Kaitlyn Rabe, current Researcher Director of Mondo Internazionale - G.E.O., was born in Ohio, where she completed her Bachelor of Arts (Summa Cum Laude with Research Distinction) in International Studies and Italian at The Ohio State University. During her undergraduate career, she wrote a thesis on Italian fascist subversion in the Maghreb, for which she won "Honorable Mention" at the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and was published in the university Undergraduate Research Journal, JUROS.
Having studied both Italian and French during her Bachelors degree, she decided to continue her studies in Europe, where she completed an MSc in International Relations with a grade of 110/110 and Honors at the University of Milan. Here, she wrote a thesis on the governmental structure of the United Republic of Tanzania and resulting discrepancies of human development throughout the country; while visiting Tanzania and carrying out assistantships in the Project Management and Monitoring and Evaluation realms, she discovered an affinity for the themes of food security and food sovereignty, as they are relevant in all contexts, from rural to urban areas, and from the Global South to the Global North.
At the moment she is studying to become a certified Integrated Food Security Phase Classification analyst, and in her free time she enjoys studying languages, doing yoga, traveling, and cooking recipes from around the world.