Brief bio: I’m a Psychology, Linguistics & Italian major in CAS. Outside of school, I’m a dancer and pianist, and enjoy traveling and cooking!
Why I decided to pursue Italian Studies: I decided to pursue Italian Studies after falling in love firsthand with the language, the culture, and the people.
Future: With Italian Studies, I plan to continue conducting research and analysis, and hopefully work in literary translation between Italian and English.
Favorite Course: My favorite course I’ve taken was Translation with Chiara Marchelli. It opened my eyes to a new world of work and artistry for which I developed a real passion.
Accomplishments: I am currently working on my undergraduate honors thesis in the Italian department, where I am interested in the sociolinguistics of Italian dialectology and the reasons why there seems to be an intrinsic standardization of written dialect, and its interaction with identity theory.
Advice for students considering an Italian Studies major: My advice for students considering a major or minor in the department is to jump in and try it out with a course or two- being apart of our community will give you the opportunity to see just how unique and connected our department truly is.