Cristina has a background in architecture and urban planning and has worked for several years at the Research Lab in Architecture Design at the University Iuav of Venice. From 2000 onwards, she became increasingly involved in the field of technology enhanced learning being involved in national and EU projects focused on teaching and learning technologies and virtual mobility. Her work during this time was largely related to EU projects which included European R&D projects funded under the R&D Framework Programmes as well as projects funded by the EC's Lifelong Learning Programme. In September 2011, Cristina started working at the International Projects, R&D Office of FOR.COM in Rome. Cristina holds a position as Project Manager and she currently manages the AVATAR project, writes EC supported projects in the field of technology enhanced learning and explores the learning potential of virtual worlds. Cristina is CriS Simmering in-world.