Consulting + speaking


As a lecturer for several undergraduate programs in Florence, I’ve designed and taught a range of storytelling-centric courses, including fashion media and journalism, travel writing, and first-year writing seminars. When Covid-19 put many study abroad programs on pause, I launched my own virtual classes on the art of the first-person narrative essay. I regularly guest-lecture around Florence and love the energy and fresh perspectives of students. I’ve also participated in numerous panels on you-name-the-topic. If you’re a teacher/school administrator, writers’ group director, or an organization leader who could use a lively ENFP type in your lineup of Zoom guest lecturers, let’s talk!


Is Florence on your post-pandemic, gotta-finally-get-there list? Want to talk things through ahead of time with someone on the ground? I offer tailored consulting sessions through the online platform Well Traveled, which aims to bring travelers the perspective of a friend-of-a-friend living in their destination city. It’s kickback-free, fun, and a fantastic alternative to stress-scrolling through forums on a site that rhymes with CripSurpriser – promise. Book a session here – you can request me or browse through other consultants in the lineup to find your perfect match.


As a fixer-for-hire, I love lending a hand (and a bilingual ear!) to international television and film crews who need assistance from someone who knows the lay of the land, the language, and *just* the person to call in a pinch. Contact me about your project and how I can make your time in Italy easier!