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Gottardo Pestalozzi



Multimedia, Italian communication, visitors


Swiss Federal Research Institute WSL
Zürcherstrasse 111
8903 Birmensdorf


Birmensdorf Bi HL B 31


My focus at WSL

  • Communication in Italian and Southern Switzerland
  •  Photo and film projects
  •  Guided tours for visitors in Birmensdorf

Professional background

Studies at ZAHW Applied Linguistics and at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey. Several years as student exchange coordinator at AFS Intercultural Programs, then programmer, systems engineer, team and project leader at Credit Suisse, Systor AG and Accenture. After further training in corporate communications, technical editor at Brack Electronics and later media spokesperson at Sunrise Communications. Since 2010 at the Swiss Federal Institute for Forest, Snow and Landscape Research WSL.

What more ...

Ticino native with Zurich roots and extended family in French-speaking Switzerland. Love to go off-road in running shoes or on a bike, often on the Uetliberg and occasionally on the road in my self built microcamper.