Beatrice Monteleone is a research fellow at IUSS Pavia since October 2019 (research topic: parametric insurance programs for enhancing drought resilience through risk financing strategies). Beatrice obtained her degree in Physics at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Italy) in 2012. From 2013 to 2015 she was research fellow at Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Maths and Physics Department, where she worked at the European FP7 project BioMaxEff. During the academic year 2013/2014 she was teaching assistant of “Physics applied to energy production systems” at Università Cattolica, Maths and Physics Department. In 2015 she won a grant in the framework of the MIUR project Tree City, where she produced a SVAT (Soil-Vegetation-Atmosphere transfer) model simulating the gaseous exchanges between a forest and the atmosphere, with particular attention to ozone fluxes. In 2016 she received another grant from Università Cattolica for studying the impacts related to innovative plants for recycling and disposal of exhausted coffee pods. In 2016 she started her PhD in Understanding and Managing the Extremes at IUSS Pavia. During her PhD she foucused her attention on extreme drought and climate change. The main goal of her research was the construction of a near-real time model able to identify the main drought events in the Caribbean region and estimate the economic losses experienced by the agricultural sector during drought events.