Rosalba Ferrari was born in Bergamo on July 5, 1984. She is a doctoral student in civil engineering at University of Bergamo (Italy) and is a visiting scholar at Columbia University from June to December, 2012. Her research interests are structural analysis of historic constructions, health monitoring and system identification of bridge structures — hence her interest in seeing the bridges of New York. She loves the constructions, in particular bridges, nature and its expressions and creations. She also loves swimming as well as practicing sports in general, classical music and Arts.