Alessandra Valentina Maria Valeria Gelmi
For Immediate Release
Alessandra Valentina Maria Romana Valeria Gelmi Named a Lifetime Achiever by Marquis Who’s Who
Dottoressa Gelmi has been endorsed by Marquis Who’s Who as a leader in the humanities, journalism and education
WASHINGTON, DC, April 25, 2017, Alessandra Valentina Maria Romana Valeria Gelmi is a celebrated Marquis Who’s Who biographee. As in all Marquis Who’s Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.
Marquis Who’s Who, the world’s premier publisher of biographical profiles, is proud to name Dottoressa Gelmi a Lifetime Achiever. An accomplished listee, Ms. Gelmi celebrates many years’ experience in her professional network, and has been noted for achievements, leadership qualities, and the credentials and successes she has accrued in her field.
About Alessandra Valentina Maria Romana Valeria Gelmi
In Ms. Gelmi’s most recent positions, she served as an author, journalist, playwright, poet, and educator.
In addition to Ms. Gelmi’s status as a Lifetime Achiever, she has been honored as a Leslie Fay Woman of the Year, and was praised in 1992 as one of the Most Beautiful Women in America. Beyond her physical appearance, she received the Pushcart Prize, the Irene Leache Memorial Prize, the Amy Loveman Literature Prize, 2 “Readers’ Favorite Book Awards”, a “National Best Book Award” (USA NEWS), and 2 book awards from the National Federation of Press Woman. In addition, Dott.ssa Gelmi was recognized for “Excellence in Arts and Letters” by the National Association of Women for Progress in Africa. She has also been featured in numerous Marquis Who’s Who publications, including Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Women and Who’s Who in the World.
Author of the novel “Who’s Afraid of Red” – a chronicle of love set against the Rwandan genocide, hailed by Joel Siegel of Good Morning America as “Brilliant” and Desmond Tutu as “Historically Important”—and the poetry collection, “Ring of Fire” Selected Poems 1972-2008—heralded by The New Republic, The Partisan Review, and The New Criterion, Gelmi is also included in an "Anthology of Washington Women Fiction Writers”, a New York Times Editors' Choice, titled "Amazing Graces”.
Her published poems are archived in special collections at Bowdoin College, Boston University, Barnard College, Columbia University and Dartmouth College (where she studied with Richard Eberhart and reviewed Alexander Laing’s poetry collection Brandt Point for The Dartmouth).
Born in Bergamo Italy, Alessandra Gelmi is a graduate of Barnard College, Columbia University. She was awarded a Masters Degree/Teaching Fellowship from Boston University, where she taught creative writing under the aegis of three Nobel Laureates. A former member of the White House Correspondents’ Association, Alessandra has written for 4 national daily newspapers, dozens of magazines and has interviewed personalities from Stallone to Coretta Scott King. Her original plays “He and She” and “Falling Stars” were first performed at The Source Theater Festival in Washington, D.C. “Falling Stars” won first prize in its category at The Source and won first prize again when it was performed by an Equity cast, at The National Theater. Presently she works to raise funds for Mercy Center, a clinic and school in Kenya. Gelmi is an animal welfare supporter, has funded several animal care initiatives, and writes, as a senior reporter for “The Epoch Times” published internationally and devoted to human rights monitoring. In 2012 she hosted an eponymous television special documenting forced-organ-harvesting of prisoners of conscience in China.
Ms. Gelmi’s interest in journalism stems from her college days when her father, a surgeon, operated on Ferdinand Marcos. Alessandra asked to meet the then president of the Philippines and published the interview in "The Dartmouth", the oldest college newspaper in America.
Ms. Gelmi is the daughter of June Villarreal--a Lady Commander of The Holy Sepulchre, a linguist, and former speechwriter for Egyptian foreign minister Fawzi--and is the great great granddaughter of the last Milanese consul of Czar Nicolas II.
Alessandra Gelmi is now referenced in the collected papers of authors James Dickey (archived at Emory University Library) and Norman Mailer (archived at the University of Texas, Austin, in the Castaneda Library named after her great uncle, Carlos Eduardo Castaneda) . To learn more: www.alessandragelmi.com.
Memberships: Dartmouth Club of Washington; Harvard Club Book Prize Program Donor; The Army/Navy Club of Washington.; Dartmouth Class of 1978 Honor Roll Fundraising Drive; Barnard/Columbia Alumna; Marymount International School (Rome, Italy) Alumna; Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School Alumna; Member of The Academy of American Poets; Member (former) The White House Correspondents’ Association; Member, of The Authors Guild of America; Member of The Academy of Future Science; Member of The National Federation of Press Women; Member of the Cobb Island Yacht Club; Founding Member, of Ave Maria University; Member of WETA’s Presidents’ Club; Trustee of The Notre Dame Institute of Catechetics; Board Member of “The Honorable Michael Feighan Collection”, curated at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson Library; Friend of The Global Foundation for Democracy; Landmark World Education, Advanced Curriculum Graduate, PAX Graduate; Leslie Fay Woman of The Year; Bread Loaf Scholar; Investiture in the Sovereign Order of Melchizedek.
In recognition of outstanding contributions to her profession and the Marquis Who’s Who community, Ms. Gelmi has been featured on the Marquis Who’s Who Lifetime Achievers website. Please visit https://wwlifetimeachievement.com/2017/04/04/alessandra-valentina-maria-romana-valeria-gelmi/ to view this distinguished honor.
2nd Address: Dott.ssa Alessandra Gelmi, Passagio Cividini 4, Porta Nuova, 24122, Bergamo, Italy