Rino Punzo

Born and raised in Termoli, an enchanting fishing town on the Adriatic coast, he came to Florence in August of 2011 and immediately felt at home. “The very next day after my arrival, I already had people offer me coffee,” Rino fondly remembers.

He studied Communication Science and wrote his master’s thesis on “Organization of Business Communication Systems.”

Before organizing the housing systems at ISI Florence, Rino worked in the human resources department for a major international American printed circuit board company.

Detail orientated, an able multitasker, and “obsessed” with organizational learning, he defines himself “brilliant in understanding people’s needs.”

He loves sport (from soccer to functional training) and is very interested in fitness and wellness in general. This is only surpassed by his passion for motorcycles (he owns two) and jazz.

“I adore all of Italy. I love to hop on my motorbike and take off for a new adventure without any precise destination.”

Rino’s favorite travel quote: “Traveling not only broadens one’s mind; it gives it form.”

Advice to students: “Speak to people, ask for information, take public transportation, travel by train, always leave time for a simple walk around without any precise destination in mind. Observe!”