Biological Sciences at Rome University "La Sapienza" 1985
Director of Lampedusa Turtle Rescue
Math and science professor at Lampedusa Middle School.
1985 - 1989
Marine animal management, study and care of dolphins, penguins, and sea turtles in aquariums located in the USA (Connecticut, Florida, California), France (Biot), and Italy (Riccione, Cattolica).
1989 - 1990
Survey campaigns in collaboration with the Dept. BAU of Rome University "La Sapienza", on sea turtle nesting activity and marine turtle conservation in Africa (Somalia, Sudan).
Collaboration with WWF ITALY on the Progetto Tartarughe (Sea Turtle Project) in Riccione, Policoro, Sardinia, and Sicily.
Founder and director of the Lampedusa Turtle Rescue Center in Italy.
Collaboration with Italian Universities - Rome, Bari, Bologna, Catania, Trieste- as well as international ones, in regards to sea turtle research, internships and thesis work for students.
Organization of volunteer camps about sea turtle protection.
Cooperation in research studies on sea turtle conservation and care.
Participation and presentation of scientific papers on the study and treatment of sea turtles at the Annual Congress of the ISTS Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation (USA, Malaysia, Crete, Mexico, Australia, India) and Mediterranean Conference on Sea Turtle Biology
( Italy, Turkey, Tunisia).
Coordination and organization of the Mediterranean Sea Turtle Medicine Meeting in Lampedusa between the main sea turtle rescue centers in the Mediterranean.
Coordination and organization of the Sea Turtle Medicine Workshop within the ISTS Annual Symposium on Sea Turtle Biology and Conservation.
Rehabilitation board administrator (seaturtle.org)
Coordinator of LdV TurtleVet Project, financed by the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Community, by Leonardo da Vinci Program, between Spain, Italy, Croatia, Turkey for the development of skills of the vet operators involved in sea turtle care.
Recipient of the Ed Drane Award for Volunteerism from the International Sea Turtle Society.