Hamza is originally from Algeria. He has a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Communication from the University of Algiers (Algeria), and a master’s degree in Immigration from the University Ca’ Foscari of Venice (Italy). After obtaining his bachelor’s degree, he worked as a journalist for several national newspapers in Algeria. Driven by his appetite for cultivating equality, Hamza focused on subjects related to social justice in Algeria and the region. Particularly, he reported on the Western Sahara conflict and refugees. He also retraced the route of sub-Saharan immigrants on their journey through Mali, Niger, and the Algerian desert before embarking on the last part of their journey across the Mediterranean Sea. In 2008, Hamza immigrated to Italy. While studying to obtain his master’s degree, he also worked for the City of Venice with unaccompanied minors and asylum seekers. In 2015 he moved to Rome and started working for the United Nations’ Food and Agriculture Organization as a publications and communications officer. In 2020, he moved with his family to Portland, Oregon. In his spare time, Hamza enjoys playing the saxophone, hiking and hanging out with family and friends.
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