Elisa is currently enrolled in the last year of the school of specialization in Archaeological Heritage at the University of Florence.
In 2003 she graduated with a thesis in Archaeological Research Methods at the University of Siena in Arezzo. In 2004 she obtained the title of expert in Geographical Systems and Digital Mapping (degree course in Geological Sciences at the University of Siena). In the same year she obtained the qualification of Archaeological Operator able to manage an archaeological cooperative (University of Siena- Province of Arezzo).
She founded and managed an archaeological cooperative for five years, in which she worked in excavation projects and educational projects for schools, libraries and cultural events (in collaboration with municipalities, provinces and archaeological superintendences). In 2006 she participated in the XIV International Summer School in Archaeology and Quantitative Methods (University of Siena and University of Parma). In 2010 she achieved a one-year master’s degree in computerized cataloguing of cultural heritage at the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia. In 2013 she obtained her doctorate in Humanities with a thesis in Museology and Restoration criticism (University of Modena and Reggio Emilia).
She has collaborated for five years with the Laboratory of Medieval Archaeology of the University of Siena in Arezzo (directed by Prof. A. Molinari) and in particular in the project of excavation and computerization of archaeological data (Gis and Database) Medieval Citadel of the hill of Pionta (Arezzo). She has taught some modules of Gis Application in Archaeology in University courses and in High Education Courses. She has collaborated to different archaeological projects both for universities and archaeological companies and she has been participated as a speaker in national and international conferences.
Her main research interests include the study of medieval settlement models through the development of Geographic Information Systems and the Analysis of Quantitative Methods (she has published some articles on these topics). Elisa is also involved in studying the Accessibility of Cultural Heritage for the different categories of public (her research was published in the monograph: Per un patrimonio culturale accessibile. Nuove strategie di comunicazione e educazione museale, 2014)