Martina studied Building Engineering and Architecture at University of Pavia and she graduated with a thesis on the “Design of a half-scale natural stone masonry prototype for shaking table testing”, under the supervision Prof. Eng. Andrea Penna and Dr. Ilaria Senaldi. During her undergraduate studies, she was a IUSS candidate in Science and Technology and she graduated with a dissertation on “Risk assessment of churches subjected to induced seismicity”, under the supervision of Prof. Eng. Gian Michele Calvi. Since 2017, she is a PhD candidate in the IUSS “Understanding and Managing Extremes” programme.