Samuela started working as Strategic Programmes Officer at the International Water Association in March 2020.
She has an academic background in Industrial Biotechnology and a Master’s Degree from the University of Padova in Italy. In 2020, she obtained her PhD from Cranfield University (Water Science Institute). Her research focused on nutrients (N and P) removal and recovery from wastewater through ion exchange (IEX) process at demonstration scale.
Samuela is passionate about the environment and her work and studies focused on finding sustainable solutions to practical challenges in the water sector. Individual interests include reading, swimming, running and sightseeing as well as trying to live a plastic-free and vegan life.