Professional Development & Awards

Professional Development

Member, Modern Language Association (2008-Present)

Member, American Association of Teachers of Italian (2007-Present)

International Baccalaureate Language Acquisition Professional Development, Category I (2022)

Responsive Classroom Training (2022)

University of Southern California, Italian Teacher’s Workshop (2017)

New Technologies and Multi-Disciplinary Perspectives in Italian Language Teaching, Professional Development Course, American University of Rome (2017)

Focus on Intermediate Italian, Professional Development Course, Study in Italy – Siena (2016)

Co-organizer, Italian Graduate Work-in-Progress Series, UCLA (2009-2011)

Copy-editor, CARTE ITALIANE (2009-2010)

Translation Workshop, UCLA (2009-2010)

Graduate Student Representative, Department of Italian, UCLA (2007-2010)

Organizing committee, Department of Italian Graduate Student Conference, UCLA (2009)

Moodle Training Workshop (2008)

–       Training workshop in online teaching resources, student activities and course organization.

Cengage Learning Technology Workshop (2007)

–       Training workshop for the development of technology through the use of online texts and exercises in language education.


Center for Educational Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation Grant (2017)

Center for Educational Effectiveness, Instructional Innovation Grant (2016)

Dissertation Year Fellowship (2010-2011)

Graduate Research Mentorship (2009-2010)

Cecchetti Graduate Research Award (2010)

Center for European and Eurasian Studies Pre-Dissertation Fellowship (2009)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2009)

Graduate Summer Research Mentorship (2008)

Teaching Assistantship, UCLA (2006-2009)

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