My teaching career began in Italy, in secondary schools, after completing my Master in Italian Literature (Abilitazione all’Insegnamento delle discipline letterarie). Between 2000 and 2005 I taught Italian in several HE Institutions in Munich, Germany. In 2011, I joined the University of Liverpool (Department of Languages, Cultures and Film, Open Languages) where I delivered Italian language classes of all levels for UG and PG students, as well as staff and members of the public.
Throughout my career I have sought to combine my passion for teaching the Italian language and culture with my vision of education as a means of empowerment. This led me to a Fellowship awarded by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1998 to research on the topic of education and women’s empowerment at the University of Örebro, in Sweden; as well as to work at various junctures in the charity field as part of projects related to the education of female victims of modern slavery and racism.