About / Bio
I was born and raised in Venice, Italy where I lived until my late twenties. I graduated from the University of Padua and then went to graduate school at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO) at the University of California in San Diego, California (UCSD). I am currently an Associate Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Adjunct Professor at UNSW and Associate Chair at the Asian School for the Environment at NTU, Singapore. I am an avid open Ocean sailor with more than 50,000 nautical miles of experience, an Antarctic explorer and was awarded the 2015 Lowell Thomas Award as a Visionary in Conservation.