My professional career spans over 35 years in the United States. I have worked as a simultaneous interpreter for the Massachusetts Courts of Law, as a Translator and Editor for magazines, technical publications and literary reviews. I have recorded voiceovers, PR spots and tutorials, and audio books for the visually impaired.
As an Instructor at Wellesley College, I taught advanced courses in comparative linguistics, language and literature, in French and English.
In the 90’s, I was eager to bring my skills to the digital world, so I launched into a new career in the software industry. I studied programming and learned to develop linguistic acoustic models for cell phone applications. I worked for software companies in the Boston area managing several software localization projects, focusing my skills on speech and voice recognition technology.
I have held full-time positions as a developer, technical support, quality assurance, and implementation specialist. In those roles, I traveled to Malaysia, Singapore, Europe, and the United States.
I began working as an associate producer with the show “Insight” on Capital Public Radio in 2007, in Sacramento, California. Four years later, I left Capital Public Radio to work on assignments from clients.
I was born in Europe into a bilingual Italian and French family. As a child, I lived in Germany, Poland, France, Italy, and Switzerland because my father worked for the Foreign Service. I hold degrees from the Universities of Geneva and from Tufts in linguistics and French literature.
I’m currently a regular writer for the Source, a multicultural magazine based in Vancouver, Canada.
More recently, The Chronicle of Social Change published a series of audio interviews that I conducted, dedicated to extraordinary individuals whose early life was spent in foster care. The series is called Profiles in Foster Courage.
I have also produced and hosted many interview programs for the Davis Media Access TV, topics ranging from climate change, to fracking in California, to justice for all, among many others.
In 2016, I launched my show “Talking Point” and currently produce two segments via Zoom.
In addition, I contributed to the UC Davis World Food Center a series of video interviews I had with scientists who attended the Climate Smart Agriculture world conference in Montpéllier, France.
UC Davis Foundation Trustee Emerita
UC Davis College of Biological Sciences Leadership Council Member