Giada Crivelli, a 22-year-old student, was born and raised in the Canton of Ticino, where she completed a high school diploma in linguistics at the Liceo Cantonale in Mendrisio.
She studies in the law department at the University of Lucerne and is particularly interested in matters of public law and international public law. Giada took an active role in university life from the offset. She was elected to the “StudRat”, the student parliament at the University of Lucerne, where she is currently the vice president. In 2014 she became a member of the executive board and subsequently assumed the presidency of the “MUN University of Lucerne” association. MUN, or Model United Nations, is a student association present throughout the world which holds mock United Nations (UN) diplomatic negotiations. Following this, she took part in various conferences and study trips abroad.
As well as being active on a university and political level, Giada also volunteers for the “Associazione Svizzera Cuba” (Switzerland-Cuba Association – ASC). In February 2016 she went to Camagüey, a city on the Caribbean island, and drafted the final report in a project supported by the ASC and “Solidarit’eau Suisse” pertaining to the purification of drinking water.
Gender equality, the rights of the LGBT community and the rights of refugees are topics very dear to Giada’s heart. She also believes that it is essential to tackle the issue of mental health, which she finds particularly important in relation to her role as young Swiss delegate to the UN. Giada is convinced that it is necessary to make people aware of and to discuss this topic in order to eradicate or at least reduce the stigma associated with mental illnesses and in doing so promote access to psychological and psychiatric treatments to reduce the risk of suicide in young people.