Lucia Cascio was born in Fano, Italy, in 1967. She received the degree (summa cum laude) in electronic engineering from the University of Ancona, Ancona, Italy, in 1993. In 1993 she was awarded a scholarship from the Italian National Research Council for a research program in electro-optic technologies. Currently she is a full-time research assistant, and graduate student, working toward her Ph.D. in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, at the University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C., Canada. Her work is mainly in the area of analitical and numerical modelling of microwave circuits.