I received my Ph.D. from Rutgers in 2011 and my research focused on emerging post-colonial literature. For almost a decade, I taught modern literature, cinema and language in the Italian program at Penn State. In 2019 I left Penn State for a position in the Office of International Programs at Princeton where I advised students studying abroad in the UK, Ireland and East Asia. I currently serve as the assistant dean in one of the seven residential colleges at Princeton University (New College West). I work primarily with first and second-year students to oversee all aspects of academic life including advising, degree progress and academic support.