Sonia holds a Bachelor Degree in International Economics and Management from Bocconi University in Italy, where she is currently enrolled in a two-year Master of Science program in Economics and Management of Government and International Organizations. She has been an exchange student at Simon Fraser University (Canada) in 2015, and most recently at the Graduate School of Hitotsubashi University of International Public Policy in Japan for six months.
Previously, she did an internship at the SDA Bocconi in Milan (Italy) at the centre of research on social dynamics and public policy. The project conducted the same survey to these three countries in order to see and compare their different local administrative capacities and their level of resilience, as each of them were selected as representative of continental, southern and Anglo-Saxon administrative tradition.
At UNU-CRIS, she is engaged on the redevelopment of the Regional Integration Knowledge System platform, collecting and analyzing data on regional integration and its indicators. Her research is focused on the impact of regionalization on the demand for social redistribution as a consequence of globalization (the compensation hypothesis), part of “The Role of Regions in Global Governance” programme, under the supervision of Professor Glenn Rayp until the end of September 2018.