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The Consul


The Consul


Paola Allegra Baistrocchi
Consul of Italy in Detroit


Allegra was born in Rome in 1980, where she earned a degree in Political Science at the University “LUISS” Guido Carli and subsequently a Master degree in International Relations at the “Società Italiana per l’Organizzazione Internazionale”.

Prior to following in the footsteps of her family at the service of the Country, she gained invaluable professional experience in the private sector for ten years, then entered the Diplomatic Corps following the selection process.

At the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation she was assigned to the Directorate General for Cooperation and Development as Vice Chief of Staff of the Director General and, upon returning from a brief assignment at the Embassy of Italy in London, she was tapped to oversee Italian cooperation projects in Asia, the Pacific, the Middle East, South America and Europe.

From 2017 to 2021 she was Deputy Head of mission at the Italian Embassy in Colombo, Sri Lanka and the Maldives Islands.

As of September 1, 2021 she has taken up her duties as Consul of Italy in Detroit, with jurisdiction over the States of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee.

Allegra is happily married and the mother of two children.