As the daughter of an Italian immigrant, Teresa has had a lifelong passion for all things Italian. Teresa graduated from Loyola Marymount University with a bachelor’s degree in Humanities and went on to use her Italian language skills working for RAI Television, Ciao TV, and Dino DeLaurentiis. She has spent the last 16 years developing workshops and special events for Fondazione Italia where she has served as both Community Liaison and Director of their Burbank Language Center. Family history and preserving Italian language and culture for future generations is her greatest passion. At the IAMLA Teresa assists with outreach and educational programs, manages memberships, and schedules tours.