Cristina Simioli started working at RGI in January 2018. She works on advocacy at the EU level and manages collaborations between TSOs, NGOs and other stakeholders to improve their mutual understanding and find together innovative solutions. At her previous position with a global environmental engineering consultancy, she coordinated initiatives in the energy market and stakeholder engagement projects. She studied Communication and International Affairs at the University for Foreigners of Perugia, Italy, and at the University of Lyon, France. She has a certificate from the International Association for Public Participation (IAP2) and completed a Participatory Leadership Training where she learned methods for more engaging discussions.