Lidia is a Building Engineer and has a Ph.D. in thermal energy storage systems for energy efficiency in buildings. During the PhD and postdoctoral years (2013-2018), she published 22 scientific papers. In 2018, she became a project manager in a consultancy, where she led and project-managed EU-funded translational science projects. She worked as an independent expert evaluator for the European Commission under Horizon Europe programme (2022). After completing an MBA she joined The Blue Box team. She now brings in her ability to translate an overarching goal into work packages, tasks, deliverables and key results, thus optimzing the team and funds.