Marina is an experienced space system engineer skilled in Technical coordination and Project Management within both agency and industry environments. Her knowledge and experience spans the full project cycle from mission studies through to payload data handling, and gained through a range of different projects including EGNOS, Cosmo skymed, VEGA launcher EGSE, CIRA USV (Unmanned Space Vehicle) EGCE (EGSE+MCS), ENVISAT, a nanosatellite and also by participating to the largest and most complex international scientific project in history: the International Space Station.
Her area of specialization is Assembly, Integration and Test (AIT) and in this field she worked for almost 3 years as Payload Integration Manager at ESA-ESTEC on ISS payloads, coordinating closely with NASA and ROSCOSMOS/Energia.
She is currently working at Serco, providing consulting services to the European Space Research and Technology Centre (ESTEC). In this role she investigates various state-of-the art space technologies (On Board Computers, Solar Cells, PCDU; etc), defining technology roadmaps to help the European space industry to fill strategic gaps, minimize unwanted duplications and to develop critical technologies.
She holds a Masters Degree in Engineering, Industrial Plants Management from the II University of Rome and a Postgraduate Diploma in Informatics Infrastructures, which was awarded after achieving the top course selection score.