Irene Paxia

Irene grew up in Italy and has 20 years of experience in the area of immigration, development, academic education, and government planning, with companies ranging from local organizations to city government entities, and national agencies.

Irene’s work experience includes the roles of international program director at American Red Cross, language/culture lecturer at Purdue University, community development specialist at City of Fort Wayne, and chief executive officer at Amani Family Services. She is passionate about supervising initiatives benefiting the public, improving inclusion, and the civil responsibility of service providers.

At her consulting practice, Petra Solutions, Irene has collaborated with multiple companies to help them build winning intercultural paths. Her studies include a master’s in Business Administration at Indiana University, and a Laurea Quadriennale at Universit√† di Bologna (Italy) in International Diplomatic Sciences, besides certifications in Fund Raising Management (CFRM) and Project Management. The City of Fort Wayne, Indiana, depicted her in a mural in July 2021, to celebrate her work with refugees.