Erica Balduzzi is a freelance journalist and reporter. Class of ’87 and a native of Bergamo, after a few years in Milan she returned to her hometown, where she currently lives and works.
After a degree in human rights and international cooperation and a specialization in international scenarios of organized crime, she has been active for some time in the nonprofit sector, delving into issues related to mafia entrenchment in Lombardy and the marginalization of urban and peripheral territories. Meanwhile, she continued to grow her passion for writing, reporting and storytelling, including using different languages. She now works as a journalist, author and copywriter.
Focuses on exclusion, territory storytelling, local traditions, mountains and the environment. Above all, she loves to tell the story of places through the memory of those who live there: intrigued in particular by Alpine and Mediterranean folklore and ancient European roots, she believes in the value of words as custodianship and as valuing what is in danger of being lost.
Seeking out stories near and far, picking up the pieces and giving them voice is for Erica Balduzzi a vocation before a job.