Born in Vicenza on 2 November 1960, she studied languages and gained her diploma from the Trieste school of interpreters; she is a business director and lives in Porto Viro, Rovigo. Since 1997 she has been councilor and assessor for the town council of Rosolina, near Rovigo. A provincial commissioner for the An party in the Polesine region from 1998, from 2001 to 1005 she was an external councilor for the regional government with responsibility for the budget, equal opportunities, international relations and cooperation, human rights, and fisheries. From 2005 to 2010 she was councilor for the budget, equal opportunities, and for women and the young in business. This is her third regional legislature.