Chiara is the founder and CEO of P.Happi. P.Happi is a female-led, venture capital funded biotech start-up developing pioneering microbiota solutions for urinary health and beyond. Frustrated with the lack of innovation in the female health space, Chiara started the company after completing her PhD in synthetic biology/bioengineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Imperial College London (ICL) in 2020. She studied Advanced Chemical Engineering at ICL, and did her undergraduate in Chemistry at UC Berkeley, University of Potsdam and ETH. She was a Marit Mohn/Departmental Scholar, and Scholar of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation. While studying at Imperial College, Chiara founded a supportive network for female academics ‘WOMENinSTEM@IC’ to improve retention of women in STEMM careers.