Where are you now?

Where are you now?

In March 2021, four of our alumnae were featured in the first annual MLL Alumni Open House, discussing how they used their experiences studying Italian at FSU to forge their careers in public policy, digital communications, and university administration. Enjoy the video of their conversation here:

Please send news on your career to izaninicordi@fsu.edu so we can keep this page up to date!

Ginevra Adamoli-Khabli

  • BA Ohio State University
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2006)
  • MA in Communication, Florida State University 
  • Ph.D. in Communication, Florida State University (2012)
  • Digital CX Strategy Director, Epsilon
  • Formerly Social Media Director for IDG and Marketing Analyst for Visit Florida 

Nicolino Applauso

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2004)
  • Ph D. University of Oregon (2010)
  • Instructor of Italian, Latin, and Spanish, George Mason University

Dennis Benning

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)
  • Ph. D. student in Education, Florida State University

Carla Bicoff

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2007)
  • Ph. D. in Italian, University of Indiana, Bloomington (2013)

Tessa Bullington

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2010)
  • Ph.D. student in Italian Studies, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Ann Marie Carrabino

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2007)

Marco Cerocchi

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2007)
  • Ph. D. in Italian Rutgers University
  • Assistant Professor, La Salle University (Philadelphia)

Angela Ceccarelli

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2011)

Anna Ciamparella

  • BA Gulf Coast University
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)
  • Ph.D. student in English, Louisiana State University

Diana Colosimo

  • BA in Italian Studies, Pepperdine University 
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)
  • Instructor of Italian, Chicago area Community College 

Danila Coppola

  • BA University of California, Berkeley
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2011)
  • PhD. student in Art History, Florida State University

Madison Dickinson

  • BA University of Florida (2010)
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)
  • Ph.D. student in Italian Studies, University of Chicago

Vanessa DiMaggio

  • BS Journalism, University of Florida
  • MA in Journalism, NYU
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2013)
  • Ph.D. in Italian Studies, U Penn (2019)
  • Lecturer in Italian, University of Colorado, Boulder

Kimberly Fenton

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • High School Italian teacher, Orlando (FL)

Jessica Garten

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2015)

Manny Garcia

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • MA in Film Studies, University of Miami
  • Lecturer, University of Miami

Brad Griffith

  • BA University of Oklahoma (2010)
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)
  • Director of Online Learning Initiatives, Oklahoma State Regents for Higher Education
  • Formerly Academic Advisor and Adjunct Instructor, University of Central Oklahoma

Leila Harris

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida state University (2013)
  • Ph. D. student in Linguistics, University of Cambridge

Katherine Kelly

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2010)
  • Teacher of Spanish, Lecanto High School, FL

Christopher Lacey

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2014)
  • Ph.D. student in Italian at University of Indiana, Bloomington

Chris Mansour

  • BA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • Medical School, University of California

Nicoletta Ghisas

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • Ph.D. candidate in Italian, Johns Hopkins University

Melissa Ginsberg

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2006)
  • Teacher of Italian, Coral Gables High School (FL)

Samantha Gillen

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2015)
  • Ph.D. Student in Italian Studies, U Penn

Janet Gomez

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2010)
  • Ph.D. in Italian, Johns Hopkins University (2016)
  • Assistant Dean, Summer and Special Programs, Georgetown University School of Continuing Studies
  • Formerly Director of International Academic Programs and Program Director for Short-Term Study Abroad, Johns Hopkins University

Kyle Hall

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2006)
  • Ph. D. in Italian, Harvard University (2013)
  • Founder of Scholastica Tours scholasticatours.com

Chris Harris

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • Ph. D. student in English, Florida State University

Kelsey (Hackler) Guy

  • BA in Biology, University of Alabama
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2015)
  • Instructor of Italian, University of Alabama

Stephen Patrick Hoffman

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)

Giulio Idone

  • Laurea, Roma la Sapienza
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2016)
  • MA student in Eastern Literary and Cultural Studies, St. Andrews University, UK

Nicole Iovino

  • BA East Carolina University
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2012)
  • Medical School, FSU

Alex Liberatore 

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2014)

Clelia Mascello

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • Ph. D., Italian, University of Chicago (2012)

Mary Migliorelli

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2006)

Natasha Palmer Sutherland

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2015)
  • Deputy Communications Director at Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services
  • Formerly Legislative Analyst for Florida House of Representatives

Tommaso Pepe

  • Laurea, Università di Pavia
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2014)
  • Ph. D., Italian, Brown University (2020)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow and Teaching Scholar, Southern University of Science and Technology, Shenzhen, China

Assunta Pisapia

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • High School Italian teacher, Jacksonville (FL)

Cara Pounds

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2014)
  • Instructor of Italian, University of Coastal Carolina

Sandro Puiatti

  • Laurea, Università di Venezia
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2009)
  • Ph. D., Italian, University of Indiana, Bloomington (2017)

Mara Rainwater

  • Ph. D. in Philosophy, National University of Ireland
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2015)
  • Ph. D. student in French, Florida State University

Renata Redford

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2010)
  • Ph. D., Italian, University of California Los Angeles (2016)

Olivia Revson

  • BA in Sociology and Italian, Franklin and Marshall
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University, (2015)

Andrea Richards

  • BA University of Florida
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2011)
  • Peace Corps

Jeffrey Root

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • Ph. D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • National Sales Manager/Culinary Innovation, Pasta Montana
  • Formerly Regional Foodservice Sales Manager, Pasta De Cecco

Andrea Sartori

  • Laurea, Università di Venezia
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2015)
  • Ph. D. in Italian Studies, Brown University

Renee Sasson

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2007)
  • Ph. D. student in Humanities, Florida State University

Summer Schuler

  • BA in Mathematics, Florida State University
  • MA in Italian Studies (2015)

Elio Sottoscritti

  • Laurea, Università degli Studi di Firenze
  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2013)
  • Ph. D. student in Linguistics, University of Arizona

Stirling Spasaro

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University, (2015)
  • Operations Manager, Jim Moran College of Entrepreneurship, Florida State University

Jamison (Giacomo) Standridge

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University (2009)
  • Ph. D. student in Italian, Rutgers University

Matthias Stephens

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University
  • Ph. D. in Comparative Literature, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Jamie Zimmerman

  • MA in Italian Studies, Florida State University, (2014)

 

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