Position title: Special Projects Student Coordinator
Areas of Specialty:
Italian Studies PhD
B.A., International Relations & Italian (Syracuse University); M.A., Italian Studies (Middlebury College)
Areas of Interest:
Politics / Higher Education in Prison / the League of Women Voters of Dane County / reading / cooking / biking around Madison / long car rides back to the East coast so I can catch up on my favorite podcasts / traveling / laughing with family, friends, and my partner
I was born and raised in Eastern Pennsylvania. Although summer is my favorite season, I ended up in two very cold places after high school: Syracuse, NY for my undergraduate degree, and Middlebury, VT for my Master’s. I was also fortunate to spend one year abroad in Florence, Italy while completing my M.A. coursework. I loved Italian Studies so much that I decided to come to Madison to do a PhD in Italian Literature — another very cold place! When I’m not reading and writing about very old books for my PhD dissertation (on Italian Renaissance theater), I like to travel, cook, read (new) books, and make my friends laugh.
Definitions belong to the definers, not the defined. —Toni Morrison
What every student should know about the UW campus:
There are lakes here!! (I didn’t know this until I drove across the country and arrived in Madison for the very first time.) Also: there are people all over campus who are here to help you; you just have to know where to look!