Meet our External Contributors
Giulia Russo Wälti is currently pursuing her Master in Public Management, with a previous Bachelor Diploma in International Relations at the University of Geneva, Switzerland.
She worked as a multilateral diplomatic intern at the Permanent Mission of the Sovereign Order of Malta to the United Nations in Geneva and previously as an intern at the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy in Berlin, Germany.
She has been passionate about international cooperation and development for several years and has a keen interest on identifying solutions to solve increasingly transboundary challenges to the contemporary global order through an holistic and sustainable approach.
Ms. Russo Wälti worked on field as project manager in collaboration with local NGOs in Brazil, Madagascar, Indonesia and Switzerland. Furthermore, she is fluent in French, English, Italian, German and Spanish.
Mathilda Castel is currently pursuing her Master in International Humanitarian and Human Rights Law at the Europa Universität Viadrina in Frankfurt-Oder, Germany. She did a previous Bachelor Diploma in European Studies at the University of Passau, Germany, including a year abroad at the Eötvös Lorànd University in Budapest, Hungary.
She worked as an intern at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in Sanremo, Italy, and previously as an intern for the district court of Saarbrucken, Germany.
She has been passionate about human rights and humanitarian law for many years. She has a particular interest in the protection of women’s rights and the fundamental rights of migrants and refugees. Ms. Castel worked as a volunteer with refugees who wished to study in Germany.
She is also fluent in German, French, and English.
Daniella Yuna is a human rights and humanitarian professional currently working as a civil law paralegal in Manhattan, New York.
Yuna was born in Seoul, South Korea, with academic parents. She graduated degree with Magna Cum Laude from the Catholic University of America, major in International Politics and French.
She is set to enroll in a law school in autumn. In prior to this, she worked at the House of Commons, the United Kingdom, and the UN Human Rights Council Presidency in Geneva, Switzerland.
Esther Brito Ruiz is a Master’s Graduate in Women, Peace, and Security at the London School of Economics; specializing in conflict and women’s rights.
Currently, she is a researcher at the IESE Business School, writing a book on urban governance. She was previously a Global Shaper within The World Economic Forum, where she co-founded the Empowering Diversity in Tech and Entrepreneurship (EDiTS) initiative, seeking to increase diversity in the entrepreneurial ecosystem.
She has also served as the Chair of the Conflict, Security, and Crime Student Research Committee at IAPSS, conducting research on security issues, and been a Teaching Assistant at the Johns Hopkins Center For Talented Youth (CTY).
Esther has lived and studied in six countries across four continents and is passionate about generating positive social impact.