About Me

Work experience

  • 2021-present: NASA Einstein Fellow, University of California, Berkeley
  • 2018-2021: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, IL, USA 
  • 2019-2021: Associate Fellow, University of Chicago, IL, USA

Leadership Roles

  • Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) Transients and Low-redshift Cosmology working group co-chair
  • Dark Energy Survey (DES) Galaxy evolution & quasars working group co-chair
  • Laser Interferometer Space Antenna (LISA) Multi-messenger/multi-band astronomy work package – Survey science team lead


  • Ph. D. in Astrophysics (2014-2018), University College London, UK
    • Thesis: “Unveiling the unseen with the Dark Energy Survey: gravitational waves and dark matter”
    • Supervisors: Prof. Ofer Lahav and Dr. Felipe Abdalla
  • Master in Astronomy and Astrophysics (2011-2013), La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    • Grading 110/110 cum laude
    • Thesis: “Future constraints on cosmological parameters for DES” Supervisors: Prof. Alessandro Melchiorri and Dr. Luca Pagano
  • B.S. in Physics (2008-2011), La Sapienza University of Rome, Italy
    • Grading 110/110 cum laude, Advanced Course (top 10% Physics students)
    • Dissertation title: “Standard Cosmological Model’s paradoxes and Inflation”
    • Supervisors: Dr. Giovanni Montani and Dr. Massimiliano Lattanzi


  • Runner–up for Royal Astronomical Society Michael Penston Prize for best Astronomy doctoral thesis in the UK, 2018
  • URA Scholar Award to do research in collaboration at Fermilab, 2016-2017
  • Enrico Persico award from Accademia dei Lincei for best 2014 Astrophysics Masters in Italy, awarded by the President of Italy, 2014
  • “Excellent graduated student at Sapienza” (Laureata eccellente Sapienza), 2014
  • “Women, gender: Sapienza”, award to women who distinguished themselves during university career, 2014
  • “Advanced Course” merit scholarship from Sapienza, Tuition fee paid, 2009 – 2011
  • Erasmus scholarship from Sapienza, Erasmus integration from Laziodisu, 2010
  • Merit scholarship from Laziodisu, 2010
  • Grant from the Italian Department of Education for the final result at high school, 2008

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