About Me

I am a marine scientist with expertise and passion for science communication and education.

Throughout my studies, I conducted research projects focused on shorebirds and marine mammals, while developing a strong interest in science dissemination by creating videos and other contents for social media.

Currently, I am working as a communication and social media manager for a non-profit organization dedicated to the effective conservation of Italian seas through innovative outreach and conservation projects.

I am moved by a strong desire to learn and get involved by always giving my best effort. Some of my distinguishing skills include self-motivation, adaptability, reliability and organization.

My Projects

THE BLACK GOLD BENEATH THE PLATFORMS

I participated in A Greener Blue Initiative by The Lexicon, creating a video about fishermen and marine biologists joining forces to save a unique marine habitat and a sustainable fishing activity associated with gas platforms in the North Adriatic Sea.

Red Knots Behaviour & Movement

I won the ASAB council's choice award in the ASAB video contest held in Spring 2021, with this science communication video showing how researchers study the behaviour and movement of red knots, particularly the methods used for bird research, from capture to release and beyond

WATLAS Fieldwork on Griend

I made this video for NIOZ's outreach to show how the WATLAS team performs fieldwork on Griend to investigate where red knots go and how long they stay in the Wadden Sea on their migratory journeys. This information will reveal what areas are critical to shorebirds and why.

Personality and social foraging in captive Red Knot

In this video, you can see how I investigated the use of social information by captive red knots, examining their foraging behaviour both alone and in the group. With this aim, I conducted more than 300 behavioural assays in the experimental shorebird facility at NIOZ, on the island of Texel.

Big Bang Digital Video

I was delighted to be part of the Big Bang Digital, a free 3-day event that aimed at inspiring students to redefine the future and change the world with STEM! In this video I show my work with red knots, describing why studying them is important and how I ended up working with these animals. I hope it will inspire youngsters in their future career in science.

My Talks

December 4th, 2022

There's more in the blue: how and why to care for our Planet Ocean

Conference at "Science Sundays 2022/2023" - Carpi Watch the talk
November 29th, 2022

The protection of the Mediterranean: Worldrise's projects

Instagram Live with The MAP Report - Online Watch the talk
July 27th, 2022

Climate change: causes, effects and solutions

Webinar for KPMG - Online
July 15th, 2022

Circular economy and green transition

Debate at Revolution Culture 2022 - Acqui Terme

My Experience

Mar 2022 - Present

Communication & Social Media Manager

Worldrise - Italy
Producing and publishing accurate scientific content in a creative way for different channels, developing effective communication strategies and attending events as a speaker on behalf of the organization
Jun 2021 - Dec 2021

Research Assistant

Archipelagos Institute of Marine Conservation - Greece
Marine mammal research and conservation. Internship Project: "The feeding behaviour of Delphinus delphis and Tursiops truncatus in relation to fishing activity and prey occurrence in the Northeast Aegean Sea"
Jan 2021 - Jan 2021

Student Intern

MaRHE Center (Marine Research & Higher Education) - Remote
Workshop Tropical Marine Ecology
Apr 2020 - Dec 2020

Research Intern

NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research - Texel, Netherlands
MSc Thesis Project: "Foraging behaviour in captive red knots: the role of individual differences in the use of social information"
Sep 2017 - Sep 2017

Animal Care Volunteer

Centro Recupero Tartarughe Marine Linosa - Linosa, Italy
Participating in the activities of the rescue center

My Education

2019 - 2021

MSc Marine Sciences

Utrecht University - Utrecht, Netherlands
2018 - 2018

Erasmus+ Mobility Program

Universitat de Barcelona - Barcelona, Spain
2015 - 2018

BSc Biological Sciences

Università degli studi di Milano-Bicocca - Milan, Italy

My Certifications

Rescue Diver

Issued: Sep 2021

EFR-Primary & Secondary Care

Issued: Sep 2021

DaVinci Resolve 17

Issued: Apr 2021

R Programming

Issued: Feb 2021

IELTS Academic Level C1

Issued: Mar 2019

DELE Spanish Diploma Level B2

Issued: Nov 2014

My Languages

Italian

Native

English

Advanced

Spanish

Advanced

Dutch

Beginner

Chinese

Beginner

Contact Me

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