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Gaia grew up in Tuscany, Italy. She graduated from the University of Siena (Universitá degli Studi di Siena) in 2011 with a BA in Literature and Classics, and in 2013 with a MA in Classics (summa cum laude). She also studied at the University College London (2010) as part of the European Erasmus Exchange Program.
Gaia's BA thesis, "Umbrae: metafore da convivio," investigated Horace's use of the word umbrae as a metaphor for uninvited guests at the dinner parties. Her MA thesis, "Angerona e le sue sorelle: dee della necessitá nella cultura Romana" explored the world of minor Roman gods, using both epigraphical and literary evidence from the Archaic era to Late Antiquity.
She received the Roland G. D. Richardson Fellowship fund for the year 2014/2015. On May 2015 she participated in the digital Epigraphy workshop "Visible Words" in Greece. Gaia's interests include Religious Studies, Roman cultural history, Epigraphy, and both Latin and Greek historiography.