Roberta is HEAL’s Interim Deputy Director. She leads HEAL’s overall policy input to the EU Institutions and provides expertise for decision-making processes and strategic EU environmental files. Before this position, she was a member of the HEAL Executive Committee since 2012. Roberta also works as the Senior EU Policy Advisor and Deputy Director for the European Federation of Allergy and Airways Diseases Patients’ Associations (EFA), one of HEAL’s members, where she is in charge of EFA’s advocacy activities. She is also a Young Gasteiner. Before joining EFA, Roberta worked at the EU Commission and the European Parliament. She holds a double master’s degree in international relations from LUISS University in Rome and in European studies from the College of Europe. Passionate about the environment and global health, in her free time she volunteers for the NGO Emergency Belgium, dealing with victims of war.