Maria Antinori is a special educational needs teacher based in Rome and Chair of the World Upshift Organization.
She is also a scientist with a degree in biology with a specialization in medical genetics and many years experience running a medical laboratory.
In 2009 she opened one of the first organic restaurants in Rome(Trastevere). Amongst her achievements she is also a counsellor and family constellation practitioner.
A lifelong curiosity about the relationship between spirituality and science drew her attention to the work of Deepak Chopra and others close to the work of Ervin Laszlo.
She was invited to Chair the World Upshift Organisation by Ervin Laszlo in 2022.