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FAAC Technologies, Communications consultant, English language teacher and trainer / September 2021 - present 

Teach English lessons to employees, consult the President & CEO for speeches and communications, and currently am leading remote and on-site training for the USA roll-out of the company-wide Performance Development Competencies process for over 330 employees. Conducting on-site training at factories and in offices throughout the USA.

English with Elise, Private English teacher/ September 2018  –  present

Teach private English lessons for professionals in Bologna and online, specializing in business and critical thinking skills in English. Clients include FAAC Technologies; Ospedale Sant’Orsola; Studio Commercialista Galletti, Leonelli, Santini; Wildside Studio Legale; Criminal Justice Network; BNL/BNP; and Ernst & Young (Rome office).


Mondadori Education, Content writer / March 2020  –  present

Write materials for English-learning textbooks. Projects include the Gateway, Switch, and The Traveller’s Club.

Immagina Srl, Content writer and screenwriter / November 2018  –  present

Write and film the digital features for the educational media branch of Mondadori, Scuola HUB. Projects include Cambridge First Certificate, The Traveller’s Club, Debating Skills, and more.


Tours of Tuscany, Content writer / September 2018  –  present

Write website materials, newsletters, and marketing emails for Tours of Tuscany, as well as their subsidiaries Viadelsole and Magida Cooking School.


Corsi di Lingue Varese, English teacher / January 2019 – March 2020

Taught groups in agencies throughout the Bologna region. Clients included Ryanair and Dnata Srl.

Alyne, Advanced Absorbent Technologies, Inc., Content writer / 2017  – 2018

Created weekly posts for blog, formatted and edited web content, responded to traffic and activity online.


Red Hen Press, Editorial Assistant / 2016  –  2017

Copyedited fiction for non-profit publishing house, using both the in-house stylebook and Chicago Manual of Style.


Richard Gray Gallery, Executive Assistant / 2014  –  2015                       

Promoted the artists and artworks on blog, website and social media, organized gallery openings, managed online presence.

Human Rights Watch, Outreach and Administration / 2013 – 2014

Executed weekly communications strategy to engage and inform potential advocates of legislative developments in banning mandatory juvenile life-without-parole sentences in Illinois.


US-Polish Fulbright Commission, Fulbright Fellow / 2012 – 2013

Taught English at the University of Wrocław. Researched pre-war Jewish-Polish historical narratives.


I.L.L., International Language Lab Center, Rabat, Morocco, English teacher / 2012

Taught two intensive English classes and a volunteer class for the blind. Sponsored by the U.S. Embassy.

Anthem Press, Wimbledon Publishing Co Ltd., Editorial Internship /  2011 – 2012

Collaborated with professors and researchers within the environmental sciences to compile their materials, edit the manuscripts, and format them properly for publication.



  • UCLAx Feature Film Writing Competition Winner, 2019

  • Publication in Foreign Policy Journal, 2019

  • Best Short Film awards, 2019: NFMLA, IndieFest, Chicago Comedy Film Festival, Artemis Film Festival, Collected Voices, Shortcut 100 Film Festival.

  • Fulbright Fellowship, 2013





  • English (mother tongue)

  • Italian (C1)

  • French (B1)


Master of Arts – University of Bologna, Italianistica, Letterarie Europee, Scienze Linguistiche (110L)
Bachelor of Arts – Pitzer College, Claremont Colleges, Literature & Evolutionary Biology (GPA 3.8)
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