*I am currently seeking an English teaching position, see Future Interest below.
I was most recently a teaching assistant at an American university in Florence. Along with giving regular art history lectures, both on-site and in the classroom, I helped my professor handle course budgets, make museum and field trip reservations, and assist with other organizational tasks. During Italy's lockdown in the COVID-19 pandemic, I also became competent in online teaching: recording lectures and utilizing Blackboard's many features. While in Siena, I interned in the communications department of my former study abroad school, assisting them with running their blog, website, and social media. I also coordinated language partner exchanges and was a "point person" for student concerns and questions about living and studying in Italy. I also volunteered at a local elementary school, helping out in the English classroom for third and fifth years. I have also contributed as a freelance writer for Art She Says, a site dedicated to featuring women in the arts. You can find my articles here and here and here. Over a summer in college, I also interned at the literary magazine New Letters in Kansas City, proofreading content and giving opinions on submissions.
I have recently received my TEFL certification through the International TEFL Academy and am seeking an English teaching position in the Florence area. I am particularly interested in working with art history students, professionals, and/or tour guides who are looking to improve their English in the art history field. I would also like to work with advanced English language learners who would like to learn about creative writing in English, especially fantasy. I am also interested in museum education, and inspiring young people to develop a love for art.