I graduated with honours in Geology at the University of Bologna (20/03/2012). During the undergraduate years, my interest in Structural Geology, Geophysics and Marine Geology led to a master thesis on the interpretation of seismic profiles of the Paola Basin (SE-Tyrrhenian). In my PhD @BiGeA, I worked with Municipal Solid Waste Incineration (MSWI) ashes to advance the understanding of their mineralogy, leaching behaviour, and potential as an alternative source of critical raw materials. As a PhD candidate, I was visiting researcher at Montanuniversitat, Leoben, Austria, and the VTT, Finland. I was visiting fellow at the Institute for Rock Magnetism (IRM), University of Minnesota (USA) and GEES department, University of Hull (UK). From 2016 to 2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher (@BiGeA, Unibo and ISMAR-CNR) in projects focused on biohydrometallurgy of natural and anthropogenic materials for metal recovery and environmental remediation. Currently, I am a researcher of ISMAR-CNR and I am using my skills to challenge the exploration and exploitation of marine georesources and the assessment of anthropogenic and geogenic impacts on environment and life.