Darius A. Arya, Ph.D.

CEO and co-founder

Darius oversees, directs, and manages the day to day operations of the Institute. He also guides and fosters support for the organization in its many initiatives: programming, projects, fundraising, outreach.


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Marco Scorrano

Programs Director

Marco has worked in study abroad in Italy (ACCENT) and abroad (UK, North and South Korea). Speaking 6 languages and with extensive IT skills, Marco handles all logistical and administrative tasks for AIRC programs.



Alberto Prieto

Associate Director of Archaeology

Albert, an archaeologist and film-maker, lived and worked in Italy on and off for 15 years before joining AIRC in Rome in 2008.



Erica Firpo

Social Media Strategist

Erica is a journalist who has been surfing the web for the AIRC since 2010. As Social Media Strategist, she oversees AIRC content and outreach in all new/digital media platforms.