Carlotta is the current Coordinator of the GATE Project, based at Trinity College Dublin. She actively assists with current on-going research by the GATE Team.

Carlotta is a second year PhD candidate in Trinity College Dublin. Her research focuses on the relationship between changing climates and child marriages, applying a case study to the Chimanimani and Chipinge districts in eastern Zimbabwe.

Carlotta has a strong interest in climate justice, gender inequalities, human rights and intercultural dialogue. She holds a BA in Chinastudies from Leiden University and spent one year of her studies at Renmin University of China as a recipient of the Sino-Dutch scholarship. Carlotta has worked as a coach and counsellor for refugees and has developed a project aimed at the empowerment of Tibetan women refugees in close collaboration with the municipality of Amsterdam. She completed her M.Phil in International Peace Studies in Trinity College Dublin in 2020. Her unique dissertation focused on the nexus between climate displacement and gender inequalities. Upon graduating with distinction, she embarked on a PhD under the supervision of Dr Susan Murphy in TCD’s department of Geography. She is a recipient of the Trinity Provost Award and Prince Bernhard Culture Fund.