Mariaester Cassinelli is currently Division Manager of the “Sustainable Earth Modelling Economics” (SEME) Research Division at CMCC and Manager of the “RFF-CMCC European Institute on Economics and the Environment” (EIEE). Moreover she is involved as Project Manager and Senior Scientific Manager in several European and international research projects of the EIEE Institute and the SEME Research Division at CMCC. She worked as Project Manager and Senior Researcher at Fondazione Eni Enrico Mattei (FEEM) from 2003 to 2018.
Mariaester graduated in Environmental Sciences and in Sciences and Technologies for Environment and Land with honors, and completed a Master in Information Technologies for the New Economy at the Bicocca University of Milan.
Since 2007, she is the president of a no-profit association working to promote sustainable development through activities of environmental education. She loves dancing and acting, but also playing piano, writing, reading, playing various sports (swim, ski, tennis, horse riding).
Within COBHAM, she worked as a senior scientific manager, supporting and contributing to the research activities of the project.