Costanza is Italian, and holds an MA in Agricultural Science from the University of Pisa where she focused on Agricultural Economics and the EU Common Agricultural Policy. Her own personal study abroad experiences include time at Bucharest University, Romania, University of Ghent, Belgium, University of Córdoba, Spain and finally Wageningen University, The Netherlands.

Prior to joining The College, Costanza was Senior Project Manager at the Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l’Environnement, Paris, a laboratory associated with the French National Scientific Research Centre, the Atomic Energy Commission and the University of Versailles Saint-Quentin. Previously, she was lived in Vienna and worked at the International Association for Cereals Science and Technology. Earlier she was employed as research officer at the Joint Research Centre of the European Commission.

She speaks fluent English, Spanish, Italian, French and she knows basics of German and Dutch.