After graduating with a degree in Political Science (social policy) from the University of Bologna (Italy), in 2005 she took a further degree in social and welfare policy at the same university obtaining top marks. Thesis title: “International Adoption: a Meeting of Cultures”. In 2005-2006 she did a second level master in “Quality Assessment of Social and Health Services”.
1985-2002: she worked as an educator and social worker at public and private agencies.
2002-present: expert operator at Emilia-Romagna Region’s Health and Social Policy Head Office in the Department for Childhood and Adolescence Family Policy.
She has had publications about social issues and in particular child adoption in various newspapers and journals.