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!


I used to do this now and then. Here’s what I learned: I’m terrible at spreadsheets as I’m way too long-winded for them. I’m also, for better or worse, a perennially plan-averse kind of gal. (There are loads of lovely people who will plan your Italy trip better than I would!) If you ask for help in that realm, I’ll probably politely decline (unless my parents – bless their hearts! – have sneakily looped me in on an email thread or something). If you’re just looking for a local take on what to eat, drink, see and do in Florence, this episode of the “Where to Go” podcast that I recorded with the delightful James and Lucy of DK Eyewitness is jam-packed with specific tips to get you started.