Associate Professor in Statistics at Department of Political Sciences, University of Naples Federico II. The main achievements of her activity consist in the proposal of a class of statistical models used for analysing ordinal scores. Specifically, she proved the identifiability of this class of models, which represents a milestone for statistical inference and effective usage. Furthermore, she extended the models for adapting them to non-standard situations as in multilevel/hierarchical contexts and when overdispersion or shelter effects are present. She has been visiting Fellow at Lancaster, Genève, Iowa Universities and at London School of Economics and Athens University of Economics and Business. She is the Departmental coordinator Erasmus + programme Key action1 for the agreement with Technische Universität Dortmund Fakultät Statistik – Dortmund, Athens University of Economics and Business – Athens, Kadir Has University, Turkey. She has been awarded with grants with an international profile as a Fulbright scholar and the Virtual Mobility Grant – Cost action FinAI (CA19130 – Fintech and Artificial Intelligence in Finance – Towards a transparent financial industry): https://fin-ai.eu/ She is the Principal Investigator of Erasmus+ KA131Blended Intensive Programme Advanced Analytics for Data Science. She received in 2023 an International Advanced Fellowship – Babes-Bolyai University Statistical Modelling Data Analytics for FinTech (SMART) supported by a grant of Ministry of Research, Innovation and Digitization Program 1 Subprogramme 1.2 – RDI Funding Excellence Projects, contract number 21PFE 2021. She has recently included Analytics in Health, Fintech, financial inclusion and inequality in her research interests.