After receiving a MA in Conference Interpreting at IULM University in Milan, Maddalena Testa graduated cum laude in International Relations and Diplomacy at the International University in Geneva. During her last year of studies in Conference Interpreting, she engaged in a Master’s dissertation on a socio-juridical analysis on people’s perception of the EU citizenship. Moreover, she carried out a study project on the EU security and defence policy and its possible evolution. She is passionate about EU policies, security and defense, foreign affairs and international trade. Besides Italian, her native language, she is also fluent in English, Spanish and has a good working knowledge of French.