Elisa is currently interning at the Dialogue Society as a scholarship holder of the Leonardo da Vinci Programme. Born and raised in the Italian speaking part of Switzerland, she decided, after finishing high school, to move to the French and German parts to make the most of the multilingual nature of her country. She graduated with magna cum laude in 2011 at the University of Neuch’tel in Human Geography and History and in the same year she undertook BA courses as a Swiss Mobility exchange student at the University of Basel. Her interest in multiculturalism, intercultural dialogue and integration issues lead her in 2012 to apply for an internship at the Dialogue Society. Elisa is also interested in hiking and travelling and in her free time she volunteers for a Swiss organisation which helps children with disabilities and their parents.