Great tenacity, great enthusiasm and great heart: Maria Petrosino is one of #TalentiUniSR who has made altruism, with commitment and generosity, her reason for living. Maria graduated with honors in 2012 at the Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing of our University, with a thesis entitled “The admission in neonatal intensive care as a stressful factor for parents: an observational descriptive study“. Honored with the Elisabetta Cella prize, and winner of the Santander Scholarship, she received a Master in International Health from the University of Leeds (UK). Thanks to her human and professional experience, from 2017 she is also professor of the course in Cultural Anthropology for Nursing Course at the Vita-Salute San Raffaele University. In her free time she is voluntary involved in the care of disabled children and young people in the Saharawi refugee camps, in Algeria, where she exploits the concepts and skills learned during the years of study.