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LIFE+ | Be the change you want to see in the world

My name is Katia, I'm 22 years old and I live in Ischia, an island in the gulf of Naples. I’m in love with my little island because the simplicity is at the order of day. I call it “paradise with palm trees”.

In December I graduated in Biological science at the University Federico II in Naples and when I attended the lessons I had a house in the city. I would like to continue my studies by doing a major in Genetics and molecular biology. My dream would be to make a strong contribution to research in this area. The university years change me a lot. I met many people, like my professor and colleagues, who made me more and more passionate about studying.

I really like Biology in all its fields and I believe in science.

I have always been curious since I was a child. I like to know how the events happened and give an explanation to this.

My thought is that there are many undiscovered things in the world who are waiting for us to come out.

There are also many obstacles in our way that only with science and with knowledge or rather the desire to know, we can break them down. Thanks to this we can give a contribution at the evolutionary level.

One of the many things that make me feel good is being part of the Red Cross volunteers.

I’m proud to be part of such a close-knit group. With them I learned a lot of things like how to behave in an emergency situation. I also got an ambulance license and that made me feel really important and useful for others. Since I joined the red cross I feel alive because I found a second family to rely on to help each other.

In my free time I like to go for a run or walk with my dog. Running relaxes me a lot, It is my way to switch off even though I have many commitments.

I am always looking for ways to improve and grow. I give my all to reach my goals in spite of any hardships I might meet along the way. With ICDET I would like to increase my skills in any field, overcome my limits and set up a project that contains all my interests.

A theme that is close in my heart is Biodiversity or better “great variety”.

Biodiversity understood as ecological, species and genetic diversity is essential for life and evolution.

Without it, everything would be the same and the saying “The world is beautiful because it is varied” would not exist.

To conclude I would like to say that I’m happy to undertake this experience and I would like to learn as much as possible from others and leave my mark with my positivity.


Caterina Cioffi, intern@ICDET


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