Born in Italy, Mariafrancesca holds a Bachelor in Linguistic and Intercultural Mediation from Sapienza University and a Double Master’s Degree in International Relations with majors in Global Studies (LUISS, Rome) and Governance and Global Affairs (MGIMO, Moscow). She spent a semester in Lisbon for the Erasmus+ Programme and worked as an intern in Rome, Moscow and Rio de Janeiro. Mariafrancesca also volunteered in a project concerning social engagement, youth empowerment and education.