Federica obtained her BS degree in environmental science and MS in marine biology from the University of Pisa.
She has a background in marine research including publications on monitoring activities aimed at defining environmental quality criteria and characterisation of benthic communities and ecology of the macrozoobenthos, and marine mammals ecology in the Mediterranean sea.
Before moving to the UK she worked in research projects as a technical scuba diver and researcher.
Federica joined Control Union in 2018 as assistant to the certification department, supporting the administrative side of FSC and PEFC certification activity. She progressed to project coordinator in 2019 managing the administrative side of a few certification programs mainly related to sustainable textiles, developing and promoting new certification schemes focussed on different aspects of sustainability, and also coordinating new projects such as training courses and webinars.Federica is fluent in Italian, English and Spanish and an associate member of the IEMA (Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment).