Rosanna Fodera is the mother of a boy with a rare disease. She is the Scientific Officer of Mitocon, the Italian mitochondrial patient association promoting scientific research in mitochondrial disease and supporting mitochondrial disease patients and their families. Rosanna Fodera is a biologist and has more than 15 years of research experience in a pharmaceutical industry. She has worked in the identification of drugs for cancer therapy, both in basic research and preclinical studies. She also attended the International Cooperation Master of Roma TRE University and the Fundraising Management Master of ASVI Social Change School.