Graduated in Economics at La Sapienza of Rome (cum laude), she left Italy and engaged in development work and field research for 15 years in war affected countries. In the meantime she obtained a master degree (with distinction) at the University of York (UK) at the Post Development and Recovery Studies (PRDU), researching on the interrelationships between micro and macro-economic policies in the war prone area of Northern Uganda.
Since 2009 she approached the academia, designing and coordinating the UPEACE Master Programme of Responsible Management and Sustainable Economic Development (RMSED) and she gave several lectures and seminars in the field of economics, responsible management, social responsibility, post war economic recovery, sustainable economic development. Her academic role has been actively pursued since then, carried out in Costa Rica, Bangladesh and lately in The Netherlands. Currently she is working on her PhD at Nyenrode Business University on understanding social responsible behaviours of local business leaders in the ready-made garment sector of Bangladesh.