Born in Foggia, a sweltering town between the spur and the heel of the Italian boot, Giorgia invested a significant part of her life trying to understand how life works. She holds an undergraduate degree in Biotechnology and a M.S. in Molecular and Cell Biology, both obtained with distinction from the University of Rome “Tor Vergata,” and a PhD in Biology summa cum laude from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. In the rare moments away from the lab, Giorgia enjoyed writing for the EMBL magazine, organizing science outreach events, and sharing cool facts about biology with students across Europe. After two chilly and writing-intense semesters in Boston, she has moved to warmer climates to report for Science Magazine in Washington, DC. When not writing about science, she can be found on Twitter or running at the National Mall.