Bachelor of Arts, Italian Language & Literature. Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, New York. General Honors, Departmental Honors, Thesis Honors, Phi Beta Kappa.
Master of Arts, Journalism & Public Relations. University of Memphis, Memphis, Tennessee. Morton Thesis Award.
Ph.D., Mass Media & Communication. Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Presidential Fellow; Marion Lashner Award for Excellence in Doctoral Studies.
Also: Vassar-William and Mary summer program in Muenster; Princeton Work in Germany Program in Kassel.
I spent more than 15 years working in Italy in various areas of organizational communication and public relations, including crisis management and internal communication. I worked on projects with clients in Italy as well as the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria, Indonesia, Canada, and the United States. I've also worked as a professional translator for over 20 years.
During my career I have also developed and taught numerous workshops on topics such as trade show communication, crisis communication and management, group dynamics and teamwork, and others. I am a member of the National Communication Association, the International Communication Association, the International Network for Social Network Analysis, and the Academy of Management.
I grew up in St. Louis, Missouri, but began my international living at an early age: in high school I spent a year as an exchange student in Australia (Hobart, Tasmania, to be specific). There I was placed with an Italian family. They were so wonderful, when I returned home to the U.S. and went off to college I decided to take an introductory Italian course, so I could include a few phrases in my letters to them. I ended up majoring in Italian, and studying abroad my junior year at the Università degli Studi di Bologna. I spent about a year going back and forth after my graduation, but finally settled in Bologna, where I lived for most of my adult life. I returned to the United States in 2004 for grad school.
regular occasional updates about me and my work, you can read my blog, Multiplexation.