Valentina is the Agri-Environmental Data Lead on the HESTIA project.
She earned a Master's Degree in Science of Nutrition at University of Pisa. After graduation she worked as a food scientist for a start-up producing oat milk and volunteered for a project aimed on raising awareness about food sustainability. During these experiences she became interested in the relationship between the food system and environmental issues and from 2021 to early 2022 she worked with World Fish, which is part of CGIAR, to upload data on crop production and aquaculture to HESTIA. She is now responsible for growing the data volume on the HESTIA platform and for keeping the glossary and schema up-to-date.