Graduated in Biology (2004), PhD in Ecology (2008). She is working as Researcher in ENEA since July 2019. From 2008 to 2019 she worked at Sapienza University of Rome, Department of Environmental Biology. Her main research interests concern the biophysical quantification of Ecosystem Services, in particular of the regulating ES provided by urban and peri-urban Green Infrastructures, and the use of Nature Based Solutions for urban and territorial regeneration. She has also worked on the characterization of "plant functional traits" in response to environmental stress factors and climate changes, on the investigation of environmental quality through bioindication and biomonitoring, and on the study of phytoremediation of pollutants (heavy metals, anionic surfactants) in contaminated sites and under controlled conditions. She is member of the Editorial Board of Environmental and Experimental Botany, Forests, and Associate Editor of Annali di Botanica. Since 2006 she is a member of the Italian Society of Ecology (SItE). She has authored more than 40 scientific publications in International Journals with Impact Factor.