Lorenza Fascio was born in La Spezia. She graduated in Geological Sciences at the University of Pisa, with a thesis on the crystal chemistry of tobermorites. Afterwards, she carried out a detailed study on natural and synthetic calcium silicates hydrated through chemical and X-ray analyses. At the same time, she started the collaboration with the SIMP secretariat, where she is currently employed with administrative duties and as webmaster of the SIMP website.
Besides, her greatest passion is 4x4 off-road; in the last ten years she has repeatedly crossed the African deserts and various US trails, and took part in Italian and European championships gathering a considerable amount of trophies, to her great satisfaction.