Obtained a PhD from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor (USA), where she was a Graduate Teaching Fellow in the French Department. Area of specialization: Comparative Literature, thesis in Postmodern American Literature. Extensive coursework in semiotics and linguistics.
She was an Assistant Adjunct Professor in English and American Literature at the University of Montpellier and taught in American university programs in Paris until 1996. She taught Writing and Communications courses at John Cabot University in Rome from 2007–2012.
She created an editorial services company in Paris from 1995-2000 to provide all publishing services from author assistance to final printing and production; clients included the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, the Maisons des Cultures du Monde, the International Bureau of Weights and Mesures and UNESCO. From 1989 she managed a bilingual engineering journal on large urban infrastructures (French/English).
As United Nations Consultant from 1999 to 2012 she worked in the publishing division at UNESCO in Paris, and at the Food and Agriculture Organization in Rome, Italy in the Nutrition Department.
Since 2004 she has been the Managing Editor of the Journal of Food Composition and Analysis, and is currently one of the editors on the User Editorial Board for Elsevier Publishers.
In July 2014 she conducted a graduate-level research methodology workshop at the University of Bologna in Italy, in order to train doctoral students in scientific fields to conduct online research with multimedia tools.