Meet some key members of the team:

ANNE MERLIN

Anne is a nomad designer. She creates and animates trainings since 2008. Born in France, Anne studied art and interaction design there. She lived in Greece, Brazil, Seychelles, Portugal and now travels all year round, working from anywhere. She is an idea machine. Her curiosity led her to teach in the Himalayas, hitchhike on boats along the Amazon and camp through the Sahara. That gave her a chance to collect myriads of stories to share through images, movements and words.

ALEXANDRA NIKOLOVA

Alexandra has been working in the fields of illustration, communication design, copywriting, digital communication and entrepreneurship during the past 12 years. She is a non-formal education trainer since 2014 when she started teaching about digital skills and all creative ways to do online marketing and business planning. She now studies History of Art in Sofia and explores the possibilities of using art as an educational tool as well as a mean for inclusion & self-development.

HÉLÈNE LUSIDA

Hélène is a pedagogic artivist! Non formal education is her keystone. Indeed, for many years she worked as project Coordinator in NGOs involved in the popular education workshops and she has been a non formal education free-lance trainer for 4 years. Passionate about the performing arts (pantomime, clown, masks, impro, costume), she uses it as tools to develop critical thought to lead to empowerment. In parallel, she lives in the countryside to grow her vegetables and do handicraft work

ILARIA FRESA

Ilaria is a visual facilitator, engaged to spread the use of visual language as a tool to support the learning processes. Her mission is to help people to explore their full potential and support groups to develop projects and focus on the implementation. As social researcher, graduated in Political Science, with a Master of Art in communication and sociology of Migration, she conducted a number of researches concerning gender and refugees’ empowerment – focused on financial education and family balance and savings – within European projects.

As expert in cooperative learning methods and visual facilitation, she designed, supervised and coordinated several non formal education trainings for Italian local institutions, educational organizations, international agencies and NGOs.
President of Micro Progress Onlus, a non-for-profit Italian Association that promotes and implements projects for micro enterprise development through micro-credit and financial inclusion, she also founded and managed one of the best rated Bed&Breakfast in Rome downtown (Strawberry House B&B) since 2005 to 2017, when she finally met Nomadways and decided to move to France. She takes care of spaces to host quality conversations, experiences and creative activities.

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