Laurène graduated with a Master in Space Transportation Systems (Launchers and Re-Entry Vehicles) from La Sapienza University in Rome. Prior to that, she graduated with a Diplôme d'Ingénieur from Ecole Supérieure d'Ingénieurs Léonard de Vinci in Paris and spent a year at the Politecnico di Milano in their master of Aeronautical Engineering.
She completed a 6-month internship at the European Space Agency where she joined the Vega program and worked on the SSMS (Small Spacecraft Mission Service) and Space Rider projects. On the first project, she coded a programme on Python allowing to determine the best configuration of springs on the separation systems to avoid any angular velocity, and by extension, collision. She built the database of the second project. She then worked for 6 months at ArianeSpace, still on her favorite launcher, Vega, more particularly on the code behind the AVUM engine of the rocket's last stage.
Laurene is currently working as a consultant engineer for ArianeGroup in Les Mureaux within the satellites' reflectors' department. Always eager to challenge herself, she's working on her Private Pilot's Licence and enjoys kick-boxing.