Sara’s academic qualifications and professional record have focused on international affairs and security. She obtained a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and International Relations from Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan, and a master’s degree in International Relations from LUISS Guido Carli University of Rome. She also completed the Intensive English Communication Programme (IECP) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and the Erasmus Plus Programme at the Lauder School of Government, Diplomacy and Strategy (Reichman University) in Israel.
Throughout the years, she has been deeply exposed to a multicultural and fast-paced environment, where she has been responsible for drafting reports and briefing materials on defence and security issues for high-ranking officials. Her key career experiences include her time at: NATO Headquarters – Logistics and Resources Division – in Brussels, Belgium; NATO Allied Command Transformation – Strategic Plans and Policy, Defence Planning Integration – in Norfolk, USA; Embassy of Italy – Press and Public Affairs Office – in Washington DC, USA; Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy – Directorate General for Global Affairs, Central Department for Sub-Saharan Africa – in Rome, Italy; International Institute for Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya, Israel.
Currently, she is working at NATO HQ as Project Coordinator in the Executive Management Division.