Sonia Massari is the Academic Director of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Signature programs in Rome and Director at GLi, Gustolab International Institute for Food Studies in Rome. In addition, she teaches at ROMA3 University (in the Master in Intercultural Communication and Tourism) and collaborates with the Gastronomic Sciences Department. She is a faculty member at ISIA Design School as well as at the Scuola Politecnica di Design (Food Design Master). Since 2012, she is scientific consultant at Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation. In 2012, she won the International "Le Tecnovisionaries" Women Innovation Award, a prize which publicly recognises women who have demonstrated an ability to combine creativity and innovation in order to improve quality of life, in particular in the area of food and nutrition, and in 2014, she won the NAFSA TLS Knowledge Community's Innovative Research in International Education Award (Introducing design in the food studies curricula). She is currently coordinating the ADI INDEX Food Design commission and is a scientific consultant for a national TV show on food and agriculture.
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