Stefania is an environmentalist who is passionate about sustainability and fighting climate change. Currently a technology and innovation analyst at Connection Silicon Valley (CSV), she is based in San Francisco. With California’s progressive environmental policies, she feels at home and inspired to be in the heart of the tech industry, impacting all of our daily lives.
Inside her organization, Stefania manages projects aimed at supporting female founders and women in technology through Women’s Network in Silicon Valley. This network organizes mentorship programs and curated events in order to support women in tech. Its focus is on helping members develop current skills and gain new ones while growing their professional networks in the valley. Before joining CSV, Stefania was a political and risk analyst for Hozint, which built on her previous experience in the public sector where she worked for the DG Communication of the European Commission as a blue book trainee in Brussels, Belgium.
Her academic background includes a master’s degree in science, technology and society from Maastricht University in the Netherlands, a master’s degree in political sciences from Liège University in Belgium, and most recently she obtained an international diploma in project management from UC Berkeley Extension in the United States. Stefania has typically focused her studies on research-based programs, enabling her to build a deep knowledge of the political landscape, particularly in Europe.
This year she became an advocate of the United Nation East Bay Association, a vehicle for her to help increase public awareness of the most pressing United Nations issues and in particular its 17 sustainable development goals. Stefania recently joined 350 Bay Area where she volunteers to raise awareness of, and drive action against, climate change. Moreover, during the upcoming Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, she will volunteer for the “Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice March” taking place on September 8th.