Collegiate Affiliation

I grew up in beautiful Tuscany, Italy, and received my Laurea Magistrale degree in Political Science from the University of Florence. In Italy, I worked as a journalist for a regional newspaper until I moved to Minnesota. While teaching Italian at the University of Minnesota, I pursued a M.Ed. in Second Language and Cultures from our Department of Curriculum and Instruction. I owe my political and sociological interests to my background in Political Science and experience in journalism, which are still guiding my work when teaching Italian culture. In my free time, I enjoy traveling, gardening, and playing with my cats.