Chiara Nava is the program director and nutrition advisor for the Association of Volunteers in International Service, AVSI, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since 2010, Nava has worked for AVSI, an international NGO that supports development with special attention to human dignity and education. She began on an AVSI field mission in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and transitioned in 2012 to working in Lebanon and Jordan as regional emergency coordinator for the Syrian crisis. She holds two masters degrees from institutions in her native Italy, one in international cooperation and development and the second in migration and refugee studies.