Based in Turin, Viviana joined WBA in 2022 as a Research Analyst in the Social Transformation team focussing on human rights and gender research. Prior to WBA, she worked at the Rainforest Alliance as a specialist on gender equality and human rights within agriculture value chains and community-based landscape restoration. At the Rainforest Alliance, she contributed to project design and grant management, gender and inclusivity mainstreaming within operations and field interventions, awareness raising and capacity building, gender-responsive M&E, impact studies. She strongly believes in the power of concerted action among civil society organizations, governments, businesses and research. She enjoys saving food to reduce waste, doing DIY, and being a Board member of the Italian General Assembly of Fair Trade organizations Equo Garantito.
Viviana holds a BSc in International Development from the University of Pisa and a MSc in Sustainable Development from the Utrecht University, where she specialized in social field research and impact evaluation. She is also an ILO certified Participatory Gender Audit facilitator.