After earning a Laurea degree in Contemporary Italian Literature at the University of Florence with honors, she moved to New York City where she served at the Italian Cultural Institute. She then moved on to head up the Italian Language School affiliated with Hunter College, NYC, NY. Gina Siddu Pilia moved back to Italy in 2002 when she began teaching Italian Language as Adjunct Professor at JCU and in 2013, she became director of JCU Foreign Language Resource Center. In 2017, she completed a II level Master's degree in Mindfulness and Neuroscience by discussing a thesis on Leadership and Compassion, and in the same year she obtained a certificate of MBSR and mindfulness-based protocols instructor. She is currently pursuing a Master of Science (MSc) and PhD in Positive Psychology at the University of East London, UK with a specialization in Positive Organizational Psychology, and in December 2019 she will complete a post-graduate degree in Positive Psychology Coaching. In 2018, she translated and curated the Italian edition of the book ‘Self-Compassion’ by Kristin Neff for Franco Angeli Editore.