I am a PhD student in the Neuroscience and Cognitive Science doctoral program at the University of Trieste. In collaboration with the University of Udine, my project aims to study social perception and cognition in healthy and clinical populations employing virtual reality.

I graduated with my Bachelor's Degree in Speech Therapy at the University of Ferrara in 2019, with a thesis investigating the rehabilitative use of transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) in speech pathologies. Following, I specialized in neurological rehabilitation, working as a speech and language pathologist at the Ospedale Riabilitativo di Alta Specializzazione in Motta di Livenza (TV), mainly treating cases of stroke and traumatic brain injuries.

Afterward, I obtained my research Master's Degree in Cognitive Science (Neuroscience track) from the Center for Mind/Brain Sciences (CIMeC- University of Trento) in 2023. During my master's, I interned at the University of Groningen (NL), where I collaborated with the Speech Lab and the Speech Biosignal Processing Lab (Center for Language and Cognition), exploring the topics of auditory processing and speech motor control. My master's thesis focused on the analysis of voice quality and prosody in people with Parkinson's disease.

My main interests regard the investigation of cognitive neuroscience and the possible integration of new technologies in diagnostic and rehabilitative protocols of neurological diseases, in an attempt to merge scientific research and its clinical application.