Gaia earned her B.Sc. in Applied Pharmaceutical Science at the University of Padua, Italy, in 2015. After graduating, she started a M.Sc. in Plant and Microbial Biotechnology at the University of Pisa, Italy, which she finished in 2018.
For her M.Sc. thesis, she investigated the effects of UV-B radiation on Lepidium meyenii Walp., a native Peruvian plant, that grows in the Andean highlands. This work was carried out at at the Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru (PUCP), in Lima, Peru.
Currently, Gaia is a PhD student at the University College Cork (UCC), working on UV-SINTEC project. Her research is focused on the responses of the plants under different UV intensities, in terms of secondary metabolites production, changes in the plant morphology and interactions with pests.