Monica Galassi is an Italian researcher who has been studying, researching and working in Australia since 2010. During her studies and work, Monica has taken a keen interest in connecting with Indigenous people worldwide to discuss new and emerging projects that empower Indigenous participation in libraries and archives. Monica is passionate about finding ways to promote human rights and equality of access, in particular through physical and digital archives. Monica currently works as a Project Officer in the Indigenous Services team at the State Library of NSW. Prior to this, she was working with the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Data Archive (ATSIDA) team at the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) library, researching ways to connect data held in Italian institutions related to Indigenous Australian people.