I received a Ph.D. in Classics from the University of Florida, with a dissertation project on ancient medicine in May 2016. During the 2016/2017 academic year, I worked as a full-time lecturer for both the Classics and the Languages, Literatures and Cultures Departments at UF. It was an invaluable experience, as I had the opportunity to expand my research horizons and get involved in shaping future interdisciplinary research initiatives.
Nowadays, I am interested in bridging the Humanities and the Sciences. At the One Health Center of Excellence, I am conducting research related to historical perspectives on health and disease, and exploring the intersections between art and science. I am also teaching interdepartmental courses that integrate language and literature into the STEM curriculum.
In addition to the Ph.D. program at the University of Florida, my B.A. degree in Classics (Catholic University of Milan, 2006) and my M.Phil. in Philology, Literatures and Cultures in Antiquity (Catholic University of Milan, 2009) provided me with rigorous training in the fundamentals of classical scholarship, with a view to the demands of both teaching and research.
As for me, I like doing many different things, including biking, fishing, yoga, and playing volleyball. Although I am a native Italian, I do not like cooking, nor driving.