Education ︎ 

University of California, Los Angeles
    MA, Italian Studies
    Thesis: Benedetta’s Futurist Novels
University of California, Davis
    Certified California Naturalist 

University of Chicago, Booth School of Business
    Summer Scholar, Finance, Marketing, Business Administration

Sewanee: The University of the South
    BA, Art History
    BA, Women’s and Gender Studies
      summa cum laude

Languages: English (Native), Italian and French (Fluent), German and  Spanish (Proficient)

Professional Experience 

2021 - Present
Google @ Vaco
Content Analyst
  • Analyze Google content streams and topics to audit and evaluate content, including prioritization
  • Ensure logical and meaningful review of Ad/URL content
  • Deliver high quality work to improve algorithm accuracy
  • Reach daily/weekly target set by project manager


Spaceworks Organizing
Creative Organizer
  • Proactive home and business organizer with expertise in sorting, editing, donations and recycling. Emphasis on re-use of all functional items and shopping out necessary supplies to maximize any given space.
  • Following space cleansing, we rearrange and offer creative suggestions with a professional eye.
  • Projects include storage units, architectural firms and private residences with individual needs, such as renovation and COVID-19 safe workspaces
  • Artist inventory services to assist with archiving, conserving and thoughtful post-organizing maintenance.

2021 — 2023

The Interactive Fiction Technology Foundation
Board Member
  • Assures that IFTF meets all its legal and fiduciary responsibilities—this includes approving IFTF’s annual budget, audit reports, and material business decisions.
  • Oversees and reviews IFTF’s growth efforts, including donor acquisition, mailing list subscriptions, and program participation.
  • Ensures IFTF’s ongoing commitment to a diverse staff that reflects the communities that IFTF serves.
  • Partners with committee leads as they develop and implement IFTF strategic plans.
  • Partners with the organization’s president and other board members to ensure that board resolutions are carried out.
  • Serves on committees or task forces and taking on special assignments.
  • Representing IFTF to stakeholders and acting as a public ambassador for the organization.
  • Assisting the president and officers in recruiting new board members.

2020 - Present

Carte Italiane
Blind Reviewer
  • Independent researcher in relevant research area who assesses submitted manuscripts for originality, validity and significance to help editors determine whether a manuscript should be published in their journal.

2020 - 2022

Society For Cinema and Media Studies
Digital Humanities and Videographic Criticism Special Interest Group, Representative
  • Organizes and plans conference events, including screenings and roundtables
  • Follows-up with events and corresponds with international scholars to sustain partnerships
  • Attend domestic and international conferences and screenings; share audience-centered syntheses in focus groups and formal presentations

2018 – Present

Aid to localize and translate from English to Italian and Italian to English.
  • Creative translation (pending publication): poetry by ItaloSomalian writer Ubah Ali Cristina Farah.
  • Legal translation: Robert Irwin Studio (California, USA), Villa Panza (Varese, Italy)
  • Architectural translation: architectural description for Michael Maltzan Architecture, Inc. to be included in Los Angeles urban design exhibition and restoration.

2020 - 2021

Test of Oral Proficiency
University of California, Los Angeles
  • As a rater of TOP, I aid and recommend communicative strategies for instructional development at UCLA.

2017 – 2018

Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Park
Americorps Volunteer in Service to America
  • Volunteer and community engaged educator serving and coordinating citizen science monitoring such as air quality, eDNA water sampling, updating Herbarium catalogues, Sequoia tree monitoring, as well as Nature writing programs in rural, agricultural area of the Central Valley
  • Creator and faciltator of National Park Service volunteer day initiatives, such as: Go Native - A Native American Cultural Celebration events, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Speechathon, and César E. Chávez National Monument Volunteer Day


Chinati Foundation
  • Supported various departments such as Development (grant writing), Conservation, Education, Public Programs and Administration, as well as special projects in Outreach and Artist in Residence programming within an isolated community near the US-Mexican border
  • Lead educational docent tours through the architectural and land-based works of Donald Judd, John Chamberlain, Dan Flavin, Claes Oldenburg, Roni Horn, and other artists


The Peggy Guggenheim Collection
  • Conducted research and public-facing engagement pertaining to the Italian Futurist movement
  • Performed daily operations, conservation reports, and archival upkeep of the collection
  • Created and implemented successful bi-lingual educational programming to youth visitors


Bairnwick Women’s Center
  • Leader of the only student-run, Safe-Space certified Women’s Center in the United States
  • Lead meetings, organization of events, scheduling and speaker correspondence, hosting consciousness raising groups, and town halls to discuss social justice, equality, and voice
  • Oversaw $24,000 budget granted by the University for programming and outreach


Anderson Ranch Arts Center
Development / Featured Artist Series Intern
  • Assisted with implementation of the 2015 Summer Series featuring Ryan Paglen, Hank Willis Thomas, Maggie Fitzgerald and Ryan Trecartin, Arlene Shechet, Frank Stella, McArthur Binion, and Alec Soth


Christies Incorporated
  • Created monthly catalogues of property for auction, managed damage reports and pre and post-sale documents located at Christie’s warehouse in Long Island City, New York
  • Participated in organizing Interiors Department auction sales and corporate training

2013 - 2017

Tinney Contemporary  
Gallery Associate
  • Tasks varied from managing inventory, packing, shipping, installing and uninstalling exhibitions, opened/closed gallery and assisted with all special events
  • Wrote for the gallery blog posting biweekly updates on local and international contemporary art news; managed social media accounts and gallery communications

Teaching Experience (University-Level)

2021          Pepperdine University
                    Adjunct Visiting Professor
                    Locating Italy: Medieval/Renaissance Literature and Art   
      • Discussion-based seminar aimed to locate literary, artistic, historical and political texts in Florence, Siena, Rome and Venice in Medieval and Renaissance Italy. Emphasis on how these texts impact our idea of contemporary “Italy” and where it can be found, with attention to Pepperdine’s own archive of Italian materials.
      • Upper-level course, conducted in Italian.

2018 - 2021 University of California, Los Angeles
                        Teaching Associate

                        Medieval/Renaissance Literature and Art 
      • Discussion-based seminar including texts such as Dante!s The Divine Comedy, Vasari’s Lives of the Artist, Galileo Galilei’s writings and various works of art by Raphael, Michelangelo, and Bernini; course aimed to distinguish power dynamics between religion and state, free will and intellect, community engaged activities with the Los Ange-les Italian Cultural Institute
      • General Education requirement, online course with 150+ international participants

                Italian Language and Culture
      • Beginner, Intermediate, Intensive
      • Hybrid course with innovative use of extended reality platforms for immersive learning
      • Online and in-person experience  

Literature, Art and Community Research Experience 

2020 – 2021

Community-Engaged Researcher
UCLA Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms
Department of European Languages and Transcultural Studies:
  • Recipient of Mellon Foundation grant
  • Oversaw and contributed to research projects from inception to completion on how to better leverage University engagement with local and international communities
  • Collaborated with the Center for Community Learning to conduct a interdisciplinary project on community-engaged pedagogies with a view to European Studies, the city of Los Angeles and local community partners (Museum of Tolerance, Walt Disney Studios, Getty Center, Thomas Mann House and USC).
  • Reported and output materials for faculty and graduate students via workshops, brochures and course maps that further the importance of reciprocal relationships between the university and the community
  • Shared research process in weekly meetings, from design to implementation
  • Presented results in excellence through such products as peer-reviewed publications, peer-reviewed collaborative reports, documentation of impact, and external funding.


FORCE11 Scholarly Education Workshop Participant
Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship
  • Scholarship recipient to attend the Future of Research Communications and e-Scholarship’s annual conference; completed workshops such as “A Decolonized Approach of Scholarly Communication” by Dr. Thomas Mboa


Content Creator
UCLA, European Languages and Transcultural Studies
  • Creative taskforce to thoughtfully create a WordPress site that that brings together the former departments of French and Francophone Studies, Germanic Languages, Italian, and Scandinavian at the University of California, Los Angeles (HTML and CSS certified)


Wiley Blackwell Companion to Federico Fellini
  • Compiled index for Film Studies reader Wiley Blackwell Companion to Federico Fellini


Graduate Student Summer Research Mentorship
  • Awarded opportunity to develop research and presentation on Benedetta Cappa Marinetti’s 1931 Viaggio di Gararà held at the Getty Research Institute

2018 – Present

The Getty Research Institute
  • Design research projects between the University of California, Los Angeles and the Getty Research Institution
  • Deep-investigation and interaction with multilingual repositories (i.e. Italian Futurist archives)
  • Locate schedule and coordinate access within the Getty Research Institute's Special Collections
  • Maintenance of archival repositories, updating materials information through reports and publications
  • Effectively articulate findings and publish gap and root cause analysis of existing studies


UC Annotate Certificate
  • Teacher training workshop for latest methods of incorporating annotation for students to practice critical response, peer feedback, translation, and creative practice

Publication and Conference Experience ︎


University of Siegen, Germany
Locating Media graduate school and the Media of Cooperation SFB
    • Presented research and video essay regarding “Locating Media” with questions of place and space, situational awareness and sometimes georeferencing media and media practices in the broader sense.


Ca’ Foscari University of Venice (Italy)
Department of Philosophy and Cultural Heritage
Taking and Denying: Challenging Canons in Arts and Philosophy
    • Presented research, video essay and print publication regarding the remediation of the silent film Salambo (1914) on YouTube and the character Spendius, the first actor of African descent in Italian film history


Southwest Association for Language Learning Technology
    • Lead webinar regarding tech-driven language teaching and assessment through experience of using extended reality platforms in the classroom


University of California, Berkeley
The Institute of European Studies
Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies Understanding the Countryside: Rural Europe in a Post-Global World
    • Presentation regarding Alberto Burri’s Il Grande Cretto and the visual alteration of the countryside place-image


Boston College
Romance Languages and Literature Conference
The Relevance of Reading, Translating, and Adapting
    • Presentation tracking narrative adaptations of Italian colonial identity and the disappearance of Black Mediterranean characters


University of California, Los Angeles
Italian Studies Conference
Italy and the Geopolitics of Migration: Aesthetic Representations
    • Translated and performed a reinterpretation of the paradigmatic tale about civil and moral strife which is Sophocles’ Antigone by Somalian-Italian poet Ubah Cristina Ali Farah

Associations, Awards and Activities ︎


Grant Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation-Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms 


Semi-Finalist, Fulbright Scholarship


Grant Recipient, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship of Distinction, UCLA


Member, Read Marfa, Community Engagement and Literacy Program


Art History Department Award, Sewanee: The University of the South


Mosaic Work, Trenchtown Culture Yard, Kingston, Jamaica

Activities: surfing, baking, boxing, karaoking and writing