I am excited to be a Volcanologist! My fascination with volcanoes dates back to early childhood, and never left me ever since. To follow my passion I traveled around quite a bit: Italy, France, the U.K…. I deeply enjoyed the constant switch of perspective that the frequent moves brought along, and the cultural blend became part of my identity. I am now pursuing a Ph.D. in Volcanology in the U.S., working on the rheology of lava flows. I don’t know where’s next yet, but I know I would like it to be in research. I am very much curiosity-driven, and I can’t picture a better future for myself than one in which I get to look for answers to my own questions for a career. I am also very passionate about Science Communication and Outreach, and I am always happy to answer questions and to talk about my life as a Volcanologist – to the vast majority of people, I am the first and possibly only one they will ever meet.