Claudia was born in Ancona, and grew up in Fano, a small city in the centre of Italy.
She obtained her Bachelor in Environmental Sciences at the University of Roma 'La Sapienza' and continued her studies in Venice at the Ca' Foscari University attending the 'Joint International Master in Sustainable Development'. During her studies, she spent one semester at the University of Cadiz in 2010 and one semester at the University of Leipzig, in 2012.
The master thesis 'Integrated environmental and socio-economic assessment of Flood Risk in a GIS context in the Vipacco Basin’ raised from the collaboration with the 'Autorità di bacino dell'Alto Adriatico' where Claudia undertook a traineeship in 2013 within the KULTURisk project, funded by the FP7 research programme.
Right after finishing her studies, Claudia collaborated for some months with Prof. Carlo Giupponi, Ca' Foscari University, working on the topic of her master thesis and on the publication of the relative paper 'Socio-Economic Regional Risk Assessment (SERRA) application to flood risk in the Vipacco Basin (north-east Italy)' presented at the iEMSs conference in 2014.
From 2014, she was employed in a private consultancy, working with European funding for research and cooperation (H2020, Erasmus+, INTERREG, etc.) and, from 2016, contributing to the management and the implementation of the URBAN-WASTE project. The project, that aims at developing innovative waste management and prevention strategies in 11 tourist cities and regions in Europe, was funded by the H2020 programme and is coordinated by the Government of Canary islands.
As from November 2017, she is a OHD student at the Department of Architecture.