Communications Project Manager
Rossana grew up in northern Italy in the city of Turin. Her fascination for science drew her to the University of Turin where she earned an undergraduate and master’s degree in Healthcare Biotechnology. She went on to earn a second master’s degree in Healthcare Management, Economics, and Policy at SDA Bocconi University in Milan.
Rossana was born with a vascular anomaly she’s been managing all her life, and she’s seen more doctors and hospitals that she can remember. Rossana credits this experience with her desire to work for a hospital. In the summer of 2013, she moved from Italy to San Francisco where she took a position at the University of California conducting healthcare quality improvement research and managing performance improvement initiatives. The following year, she relocated to Boston to join the OpenNotes team where she’s able to indulge her scientific interests, which include a strong focus on patient engagement and fostering a culture of health, creativity, and innovation.
As Rossana has continued to manage her health, it’s become clear to her that if she had access to OpenNotes growing up, the world would be a very different place now. She uses her notes constantly; to check-in with specialists or read what the nurse practitioner had shared with her primary care doctor.
When she’s not working or spending time with friends, you might find Rossana dancing. She’s been taking ballet and modern dance classes since she was four years old and thinks musical theatre is the best thing in the world.