I am a fourth generation Californian who has lived and studied in Rome, Venice, Perugia, and Florence.
Along with my husband and three children, I travel to Italy frequently, particularly to visit my husband's family on the island of Sardinia. I have also traveled in Mexico, United Kingdom, France, Greece, Singapore, and Bali.
My teaching experience includes Italian, art history, humanities, mythology, classics/ pagan culture, and comparative literature.
Hobbies I most enjoy include traveling, painting, reading historical mysteries, watching our backyard chickens, and collecting antique/ vintage items.
Non vedo l'ora di fare la tua conoscenza! (I can't wait to meet YOU!)
Professional Involvement and Community Service:
North Bay Italian Cultural Foundation (NBICF)
American Association of Teachers of Italian (AATI)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
Foreign Language Association of Northern California (FLANC)
Invited Presenter: Foreign Language Association of Northern California; California Community Colleges Academic Senate Summer Curriculum Institute; Lilly Conference on College Teaching, West; Consortium of College and University Media Centers (CCUMC); Directors of Educational Technology/California Higher Education (DET/CHE),Technology in Education (TechEd).
Attendee: National Annual Conferences, League for Innovation in the Community Colleges; Community College League of California, California Community Colleges, Consortium for Staff Development (4C/SD), National Council on Staff, Professional, and Organizational Development (NCSPOD).
Past Member: Board, Public Television KRCB (Rohnert Park); Steering Committee, Technology in Education Conference (TechED); Executive Council, Consortium for Open Learning; UCR Fulbright Scholarship Selection Committee; Congressman Brown Technology, Industry, & Education Roundtable; Inland Empire Educational Summit; Steering Committee, All-University Conference on Technology, UC System.