My Positions

Policy Leader Fellow at EUI
PhD student at Hamburg University
Research Associate at ECIPE
Founder & President at FabLab Western Sicily
Co-Founder at Oral3D

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Professional Experience

Aug 2016–Present:

Research Associate and DTE Project Manager
European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels (Belgium)
I am currently working with ECIPE on projects related to data flows and digital trade.

Apr 2014–Jul 2016:

Policy Analyst
European Centre for International Political Economy (ECIPE), Brussels (Belgium)

Oct 2013–Mar 2014:

Consultant and Trainee
European Commission – DG DECVO, Brussels (Belgium)

Aug 2012–Jun 2013:

Consultant and Trainee
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UN-ESCAP), Bangkok


Sep 2018–Present:

Policy Leader Fellow at the European University Institute (EUI)

Jun 2017–Present:

Next General Scholar at Columbia University (SIPA)

Dec 2017–April 2018:

Research Fellow at California International Law Center (UC Davis)

Jul 2016–Present:

PhD in Law & Economics
Hamburg University (Germany)
I am investigating what drives countries to enact different types of restrictions on data transfers. I also look at the impact of these measures on trade patterns, data security, national security and freedom of speech.

Sep 2011–Jun 2013

Master Degree (Summa cum laude) in Economic Internationalization, Integration and International Trade
Valencia University (Spain)

Sep 2008–Jul 2011

Bachelor degree (Summa cum Laude) in Economics and Institutions of European and International Integration
‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome (Italy)


MOOCs and additional courses:
– Summer School on Internet Law – by Geneva University
– Advanced Econometrics – by Hamburg University
– Understanding Economic Policy-Making – by IE Business School
– Understanding Europe: Why It Matters and What It Can Offer You – by HEC Paris
– Economics of Money and Banking – by Columbia University Institute for New Economic Thinking
– Bio-hack Academy – by Wetlab Amsterdam
– MEDX202-01: Genomic Medicine Gets Personal – by Georgetown University
– 3D Opportunity: The Course on Additive Manufacturing for Business Leaders – by Deloitte University Press
– Climate Change Science & Negotiations – by Sustainable Development Solutions Network and Director Deep Decarbonization Pathways Project
– The Age of Sustainable Development – by Earth Institute at Columbia University

Aug 2010–Jan 2011

Exchange Program (Erasmus)
Stockholm University, Stockholm (Sweden)



Founder and President of Fab Lab Western Sicily

Jan 2015–Mar 2015:

Visiting Fellow
Garagem FabLab, São Paulo (Brazil)


Proficient speaker:

English, Italian, Portuguese (Brazilian), Spanish.

Basic speaker:

French, German, Swedish.

Honours & Awards

-2018: Listed among the 15 most influential Italian women on digital issues

-2018: Reality Under 30 Award by Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

-2018: Forbes 30 Under 30 Europe (List Science & Healthcare)

-2017: Cyber Fellowship at Columbia University

-2017: FabLab Western Sicily awarded as the most innovative startup in Sicily

-2017: Oral3D: Winner of European Accelerator program Fabulous

-2015: Invited as “Leader of Tomorrow” at the St. Gallen Symposium

-2013: Honours during Master’s: Final project; English applied to International Trade Management; International Transaction Management; International Trade Law; International Marketing; International Economic Conjuncture and Forecasting.

-2013: Award for Academic Excellence from the University of Valencia.

-2011: Honours during Bachelor’s: Thesis; Political Economics; Financial Science and Italian Economics; Advanced Statistics; Advanced English; Monetary Policy; Economics of Strategy; European Union Law; International Economics.

More About Me...

I love the sea and windsurfing immediately stole my heart when I tried for the first time at the age of 7. After then, I competed for 10 years at the national and international level. My best results have been a silver medal in Windsurf World Championship in 2006 and several gold medals in national competitions.

I am an incurable traveller and love discovering new places and cultures. My dream is to visit all countries of the world and I am doing my best to visit at least 5 new countries every year!

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