Founding Program Director, Food Studies
PhD. in Social Sciences, Cardiff University - Cardiff, UK
MA in Public Administration, Harvard University - MA, USA
BA in Cultural Anthropology, Università degli Studi di Roma La Sapienza - Rome, Italy


Dr. Quieti came to AUR after serving for many years as Senior Policy Officer at the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).   Dr. Quieti worked on education programs and technical assistance on sustainable food and agricultural development policies and programs with governments, academic/research institutions and civic organizations both from industrialized and developing countries.   Her career spanned the globe, managing projects in Asia, the Near East, Sub-Saharan Africa and Latin America. She was responsible for the participation of more than 800 civil society organizations at FAO’s World Food Summit in Rome in 1996 and  the training of developing countries’ delegates for negotiations on agriculture with the World Trade Organization (WTO).
She joined AUR with the objective of establishing graduate-level programs and served as Dean of Graduate Programs and Dean of the University for various periods.
For six years prior to joining the University, she has also served as Executive Director of the U.S.-Italy Fulbright Commission where she managed and developed academic programs between Italy and the United States. 
Dr. Quieti’s areas of research and interests include: sustainable food systems and sustainable consumption,  rural development,  policy formulation, small-scale investment projects in food and agriculture and building partnerships with civil society organizations.