At the beginning of my BA at La Sapienza University of Rome, I discovered the fascinating field of sign languages and multimodal language through semiotics, linguistics and philosophy of language investigations. I graduated with a thesis in sign languages and the origin of language with Prof. Stefano Gensini. In 2011 I obtained the Italian Sign Language certificate of language proficiency with top marks at the deaf centre Gruppo SILIS. I also studied American Sign Language and Deaf culture at the MAB-MACKAY Rehabilitation Centre in Montreal for a year. Afterwards, I continued my studies in sign Languages with a MA at Ca’ Foscari University in Venice with a thesis in Deaf humour with Prof. Carmela Bertone and the deaf performer and LIS teacher Gabriele Caia. Since 2015 I have been working as a special educational needs and disability teaching assistant in mainstream and special provisions in Italy and in several cities in the North of the UK. This year I took part as a lab research intern at the Multimodal Language and Cognition lab at the Max Planck institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen. Conducted by Prof. Asli Ozyurek and Dr Ortega, the project investigated the role of gesture in the acquisition of Sign Language of the Netherlands as a second language.