Donata is an environmental geologist. Her career spans twenty years of public and private sector work in the area of waste management.
Her curiosity in earth science started in her early years, when she enjoyed collecting minerals at home. Since then, she has wanted to increase awareness about the importance of preserving natural resources. She has an honours degree in Earth Science from the University of Padua, (Italy) and is a member of the Chartered Institution of Waste Management, International Solid Waste Association and Fellow of the Geological Society of London.