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Biography

I am a PhD student in Social and Political Sciences at the European University Institute. Previously, I attained my BA in “Political Science: International politics and history” at the University of Padova(Italy). Here, I got interested in the increase of income and wealth inequality within OECD countries and wrote my thesis on the topic. To further understand the problem I attended an MA in “Comparative Public Policies and Welfare Studies” at the University of Southern Denmark(Denmark). During the MA, I shifted my focus from the macro to the micro level of analysis. Therefore, I wrote my thesis on citizens’ preferences for social policies.

Now, I work on educational inequalities focusing on the role of sex. My interest is to further understand how men and women choose a  tertiary education. A choice that has consequences in terms of the type of occupation and wages that they attain contributing to the “gender wage gap”.

I follow the dictum “mens sana in corpore sano”. In my free time, I like to take care of my body and mind.  I enjoy practicing sports. For example, I am part of the EUI running group and take part every now and then in trail runs. In addition, I practice Vipassana Meditation and read non-fiction books.