Lucia is passionate about wider access to the arts and research. She comes from a film background, having directed two short films and worked in research and development at the Cannes award-winning film production company Tempesta Film. She has always combined her passion for film with work in education, first at the BFI London Film Festival Education team and more recently managing the East London region of the Scholars Programme at the award-winning national education charity The Brilliant Club. She has a PhD in Italian and a BA in Modern Languages both from the University of Cambridge.