Cristiana Scoppa was born in Rome, from a father from Naples, the metropolis on the Mediterranean Sea, and a mother, from German Kiel, a port on the cold North Sea. The union of these two cultural hemispheres – Northern Europe and the Mediterranean – was the starting point for Cristiana's explorations of the world, which also led her to the African continent. She learned the profession of journalism as a direct feminist practice, after joining the editorial staff of the history-and-politics focused monthly magazine 'Noidonne' (We, the women), at the age of 26. Since then, she has collaborated with various institutions and women's organizations, dealing with project design and management, communications, advocacy and participatory training. She was also a member of BabelMed's team which helped her sharpen her understanding(s) of the Mediterranean. She has a wonderful dog, Stella, who accompanies her almost everywhere.