I am originally from Casoli di Atri (TE) in central Italy.
Before moving to Vancouver for my Ph.D., I have lived in Rome for six years where I obtained a Bachelor's (Economics and Management) and a Master's (Economics and Finance) degree from LUISS University.
During my studies, I have spent a total of three semesters abroad in Tilburg (Tilburg University), Lausanne (UNIL), and Brussels (ULB). In my last year in Rome, I worked as a Data Analyst for Generali Investments Europe S.p.A.
In 2018, I married my wonderful wife, Maria.