Silvia Perfigli (aka Phoenix) was born in La Spezia in 1992. At an early age she developed a great interest in computer science and technologies in general, leading her to enroll in the computer science faculty of the University of Genoa. She was a council member of ALID, an Italian NGO for Digital Freedoms with a particular focus on projects for primary and secondary schools from 2013 to 2016. In 2014 she founded Zanshin Tech the digital martial art, along with 3 others. She is Shihan and 2nd Dan instructor. She teaches regularly in the two Zanshin Tech dojos of her city as well as in the professional training course for Expert Counselor-Mediator in cyberbullying. She has been the secretary of the Zanshin Tech association since 2015.