Eleonora Francica (U.S./Italy) is the Albany Editorial Intern for POLITICO, covering New York state's government. Originally from a small city near Rome, Italy, she holds a master's degree from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a bachelor's in international affairs from John Cabot, the American University of Rome. Francica previously worked as a correspondent in the United Nations and as an intern in the Italian Parliament, where she developed a database on domestic violence and child abuse. She is also a Contributing Analyst for NewsGuard and a Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellow. In her free time, Francica freelances for American and European outlets and is a volunteer for Make-A-Wish.