Caroline Ghisolfi is completing her bachelor’s in Communication while working towards her Journalism master’s at Stanford. She has interned at the Miami Herald, the San Francisco Examiner and The Sacramento Bee as a Rowland and Pat Rebele Digital and Print Journalism Internship Program fellow. She has covered crime, health, education, wildfires, local businesses and housing, among other beats. Caroline also freelanced for The Stanford Daily and Peninsula Press, worked as a research assistant at the Stanford Social Media Lab and currently serves as a peer advisor for the undergraduate students in the Department of Communication. She is Italian-American and grew up in Milan, Italy.
After Italy shut down all public facilities between late February and early March, the government announced that schools would continue to operate online. But by May, 1 in 5 students were still struggling to gain access to the system through aging internet infrastructure and narrow smartphone screens. Students say they’ve been forsaken by the government. But teachers across Italy continue to fight for their right to an education.