Born in Italy, Roberta graduated from the Translation and Interpretation School of Milan. In 1992, her passion for multiculturalism brought her to Brussels, the very heart of Europe. She worked as a Senior Italian Language Specialist in a translation company, then continued as a freelance translator, instructor and verifier. In 2010, she joined cApStAn as a Project Manager. She has coordinated a number of projects (IEA/TIMSS, IEA/PIRLS, ICILS, ESENER2, EU-MIDIS II, PISA assessment materials). Since November 2016, she has been Director of cApStAn’s External Human Resources (EHR, also known as ‘vendors’). She speaks Italian, English, French, Dutch, German and Spanish.