Monica graduated in International Studies (BA, 2017) from the University of Trento, Italy, and in Governance of Emergency (MA, 2019) from the University of Verona, Italy, with a thesis on Disaster Risk Communication. In March 2020, she joined CRIMEDIM as a research fellow.
Her research interests include, among others, vulnerable population's disaster preparedness, the relationship between gender and disasters, and menstrual health during disasters.
In November 2021, Monica began her PhD in Global Health, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Medicine, with a project focused on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on migrant women. She is also the Principal Investigator of the project "Being a Migrant Woman During Disasters: A Mixed-method Study Exploring Multidimensional Inequalities During the COVID-19 Pandemic in Northern Italy", funded by the Fondazione Cariplo.
Monica is also the coordinator of the Training Disaster Medicine Trainers (TdmT) project, an educational program in disaster medicine for medical students, organized in partnership with IFMSA.
Besides that, she is also involved in other CRIMEDIM research projects and training activities.