|Captain Regent of San Marino|
1 April 2017
Serving with Mimma Zavoli
|Preceded by||Marino Riccardi
|Born||(1988-04-26) 26 April 1988
Serravalle, San Marino
|Political party||United Left|
|Alma mater||University of Bologna|
Vanessa D’Ambrosio (born 26 April 1988) is Captain Regent of San Marino, serving from April until October 2017 (alongside Mimma Zavoli). She is the second woman to serve alongside another woman as head of state of San Marino.
Early life and education
She was born in Borgo Maggiore, San Marino on 26 April 1988. She graduated with a thesis on the economy of labor and the gender issue in Saudi Arabia after the Gulf crisis from the University of Bologna. She is the granddaughter of Francesco Berti, one of the founders of the Communist Party of San Marino.
She was elected to the Great and General Council back in 2014. She was appointed to become a coordinator for the United Left. D’Ambrosio is the second youngest woman who becomes Captain Regent in the history of San Marino after Maria Lea Pedini-Angelini, who was sworn in at the age of 25. Since December 2016, D’Ambrosio is the Head of Delegation for San Marino to the Council of Europe. She participated in the Strasbourg Plenary Session in January 2017, where she signed a motion for the protection of migrant children through education.