She participates in several working groups and research projects at international level (MiFID II working group, coordinators University of Nijmegen and CLFGE; Capital Markets Union working group, coordinators University of Nijmegen and CLFGE; trans-sectorial financial regulation research group, coordinator University of Leuven; Fintech and shadow banking working group, Consob – Italian Universities).
She graduated in 2006 from Genoa Law School cum laude (and the award “right to be published”), specializing in tort law, contract law and comparative law. She obtained in May 2010 an LL.M. from New York University School of Law and in April 2011 a Ph.D. in Corporate Governance from the University of Genoa in both cases being awarded merit-based scholarships/awards (University of Genoa Ph.D scholarship, N.Y.U. Dean’s Graduate award, ABI-Felice Gianani scholarship).
During her Ph.D., she conducted research under the supervision of Professor Guido Ferrarini in the areas of Banking Law, Financial Markets, Corporations as well as Financial inclusion and Microfinance (2007-2011) and participated in several research projects funded by the Italian Ministry of Research, European Union, Hague Institute for the Internationalisation of Law-HiiL and New York University.
She was a Research Associate to Professor Kevin Davis and carried out independent research at New York University School of Law in Microfinance Regulation, Financing development and Socially Responsible Investing sectors during the Academic Year 2009-2010. She was a Visiting Research Fellow at the NYU Center for Financial Institutions (Director, Geoffrey P. Miller) for the Academic Year 2012/2013, conducting independent research on Microfinance regulation and post-crisis reforms.
In addition to her banking law course, she has often lectured in undergraduate (Law school) and graduate courses (advanced law degree and Master) as well as at refresher courses for journalists, in Company Law and Financial Regulation. She was invited as guest lecturer in Spring 2013 by Professor Ana Demel about Microfinance Regulation at her “Law and Business of Microfinance” course (NYU School of Law and Stern); in November 2017 at the University of Siena about SME legal forms and new financing opportunities; in March 2018 at the Master in compliance of financial institutions at the Catholic University of Milan about fintech regulation; in May 2018 at the University of MIlan Biccoca about investment-based crowdfunding; in August 2018 at the ERA about the European System of Financial Supervision.
Her current areas of research are banking and financial regulation, alternative finance, shadow banking and Fintech, MiFID II, Capital Markets Union, crowdfunding, Microfinance and socially responsible finance.
She has been a Member of the European Corporate Governance Network (CEPR - Marie Curie Actions), of the NYU Law and Social Entrepreneurship Association (LSEA) and the NYU Microfinance Initiative. She is a member of the Italian Association of Professors in Financial regulation and of the working group on Fintech set up by the Italian Supervisor of Financial markets (Consob). She is an member of the editorial committee of the "Rivista di diritto bancario".
She is an attorney admitted to the Italian bar since 2009, working in the areas of Corporate Law and Contracts.
She has volunteered for not-for-profit organizations in the area of poverty reduction. She loves spending time with her two children and husband, enjoys international cuisine, literature, cinema and traveling. She has practiced several sports (tennis, volleyball, swimming, ski, salsa) and martial arts such as tae-kwon-do (black belt, III dan), karate and jujitsu.
She enjoys working and living in multicultural and international environments and she is fluent in English, French and Spanish (mother tongue: Italian).