Ludovica Martella is a researcher and reporter on climate change, sustainable solutions and gender equality.
Ludovica was born in Rome, Italy, and moved to New York at the age of thirteen. She holds a Bachelor in Communication and Media Studies with concentration in Journalism from Fordham University and a Master’s degree in International Affairs with concentration in Governance and Rights from the New School. She is currently pursuing a Post Master Certificate in Sustainable Strategies and Development at The New School for Public Engagement.
Ludovica is trained in investigative journalism as well as in qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and research design. Most recently, she worked with two UN agencies, UN Women and the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on thematics such as sustainable practices in cities, climate change and its repercussion to gender equality, especially in developing countries.
Throughout her years as a journalism student, she went from being a writer, to editor of the Arts&Culture section of the award-winning student publication, The Fordham Observer. That’s where she discovered her passion for social action through artistic expression. Throughout her Bachelor’s she gained international experience as well: in Milan, Italy, as production assistant for the broadcast news network CNBC, and in London, UK, as a writer for the magazine Broadcast.
After graduating in 2015, she worked on the production of Great Decisions, a documentary series broadcasted by PBS on international issues such as climate change, now the focus of her work. During this experience she had the opportunity to contribute to interviews with experts such as the economist Jeffrey Sachs, scientist James Hansen and former US Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz.
Ludovica thrives for collective discussion on social issues, and general wellbeing. She believes that this one can be achieved through communities of people coming together to discuss, ask questions, and to listen to each other. Because of this, readers are encouraged to leave a comment to express their views on the questions raised throughout the posts.
“For it isn’t enough to talk about peace. One must believe in it. And it isn’t enough to believe in it. One must work at it.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt, in a broadcast on the work of the United Nations over the Voice of America, November 11, 1951
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