Gaetano left Italy with a masters degree in Engineering, strong experience in the education sector, and a genuine curiosity for the rest of the world -he has still not gone back. His international career began as a volunteer in a vocational training centre in Cambodia. He went on to specialise in water, sanitation and hygiene realising that contributingto improved access to water and sanitation was what he wanted to do. Hespent 20 years working side by side with communities, mostly in Cambodia and Myanmar but also in Chad, Uganda and Bangladesh. Now, while working with EWB Australia he likes to continue connecting his engineering skills with his passion for international development.