Federica Massagrande is an Italian and has lived in the UK since 1987, arriving barely two months before the great storm that battered the South East.
She holds a BA and a MSc from the University of Southampton and a PhD from UCL. She was an Erasmus student at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona.
Federica currently works as a Senior Business Analyst / IT Manager in the financial sector. In the past she has also worked in the pharmaceutical and hi tech sectors.
She is married to a Briton and we have three children.
"My husband and I met when we were both students at the University of Southampton 25 years ago. It’s fair to say that without the EU our family would not exist."
She speaks Italian, English and Spanish.