Graziella Caprarelli graduated in Geological Sciences Summa cum Laude in 1986, before obtaining her Doctoral degree (PhD) in Earth Sciences from Sapienza University (Rome, Italy) in 1991. She held post-doctoral fellowships at the Geological Survey of Japan, Tokyo Institute of Technology, and NASA Johnson Space Centre. She moved to Australia in 1994, where she has been a Visiting Lecturer at the Department of Geology and Geophysics of the University of Adelaide, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Science at the University of Technology Sydney from 1996 to 2013, and Associate Professor in Space Science at the University of South Australia from 2014 to 2018. Currently she is adjunct Research Professor with the International Research School of Planetary Sciences in Italy, and adjunct Research Fellow with the School of Sciences (Centre for Astrophysics) of the University of Southern Queensland. Graziella Caprarelli has chaired numerous national and international committees, including the NSW and SA Divisions of the Geological Society of Australia, the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Alumni Association in Australia (as Inaugural President), the Women in Space Chapter of the National Space Society of Australia, of which she is current Acting President. She has been a member of the National Committee for Space and Radio Science (in which she also served as Deputy Chair), and her service to the professional community include her role as member of the Macelwane Medal and Hess Medal committees of the American Geophysical Union. Her research spans volcanic and tectonic processes on Earth and Mars, impact cratering of planetary surfaces, and the search for water on Mars. She is member of the radar sounder MARSIS science team. In 2018 she was elected a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.