I am an Italian Geologist (Ph.D.) with a postgraduate specialization in Space Institutions and Policies.

In 2018 I received, from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation program, a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Grant Agreement No. 795192) at Faculty of Geosciences at Utrecht University.

Since 2020 I’m an Associate Researcher to the ERC-CG MarsFirstWater (Grant Agreement No. 818602) at the Centro de Astrobiologia in Madrid.

My main research interests are sedimentology, stratigraphy and hydrology on terrestrial planets, especially on Earth and Mars, using an integrated analysis of data from orbital imagers and field work to study terrestrial analogue sites.

I’m involved in space mission for planetary exploration beeing a team member of the CASSIS-Exo Mars for the exploration of the Martian surface (Associate Scientist).

I am a member of the International Association of Sedimentologists and of the Marie Curie Alumni Association.