I am a Ph.D. student at the Physics and Astronomy department of the University of Padova since October 2020, when I began my journey in this marvelous research field. In the DEMOBLACK group, I study the impact of dynamics on the formation of compact binaries and how the surrounding stellar environment affects this process. Currently, I am diving into three-body encounters among black holes. By means of N-body simulations, I investigate the role of dynamical interactions on the production of massive binary mergers. Here in Padova, I earned both my Bachelor’s degree in Astronomy and my Master’s degree in Physics, but I also spent one year of my Master’s at Stockholm University playing with big telescopes and learning weird Swedish words. When I am done working, I like getting lost somewhere in nature, fixing bikes, or just strumming my guitar.