She is graduated in Architecture at the Polytechnic of Milan, Italy. After her graduation, Ilaria undertook a career in the field of international cooperation. She has seven years of experience working with NGOs in Morocco, Guatemala and El Salvador, in particularly in projects dealing with disaster risk management, habitat and urban planning, water and sanitation, cultural heritage and food sovereignty. Actually she is working for the University of Roma Tre in El Salvador, Central America, in a project to promote cultural heritage and civic participation, funded by the Italian Cooperation. She is passionate about architecture and history, civic design, art-therapy, technology, information and communication.