Irene is a photographer and surveyor graduate. Before coming to archaeology, she studied geology for two years, climbing and entering into the bowels of the earth first to find out how to combine her love for the earth sciences with her other love, the humanities. Her thesis, Underground Rome, some reflections is the combination of these two aspects that led her to achieve her major thesis goals, such as creating a map of all the underground sites in Rome. Irene travels a lot, she does a lot of volunteer work and with her pictures she tries to communicate and share the places she visits, the people she meets and the experiences that she makes. She also writes about her travels.