Event Coordinator and Editor
Education: School of foreign languages: English, French and German “Accademia Internazionale di Lingue”, Florence, Italy. AA “Aviation Management”, “Flight Operations” with Highest Honors, Mesa College, San Diego. BS in Aviation Management, Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, Summa cum Laude. She has been helping the ICC since 1995. Over the years she has acted as Secretary, Vice-President, and President. Presently, she serves as Editor of our newsletter “Piccola Italia”, as Board Member and Event Coordinator. For information on ad placement or articles submission, please leave a message for her at the ICC phone number or send an email to her attention.
Student Relations and Business Office Manager
Rita is a true Italian with all of her cultural background always with her. Born and lived for most of her life in Bergamo, a charming hilltop medieval town sited at the foothills of the Alps in the Lombardy region, Rita has been living in San Diego since 2001. She completed her education in different private and public schools of her hometown. After finishing with her studies, she entered into the business world and worked for several years for a major high-tech corporation in various professional roles. Rita has travelled extensively around the world for both business and pleasure. She is an enthusiastic and passionate learner and enjoys taking classes in different subject areas. Rita also enjoys hiking, cooking, and the Southern California lifestyle.
Michela Di Bella
Director of Language Programs and Teacher
From: Alimena (PA)
Michela was born and raised in a small town in the beautiful Madonie’s park, Alimena, located in Palermo province. She studied at the University of Palermo. After she got married, she left the beloved Sicily and moved North, to Magenta. She worked in Milano for many years writing software programs. She came to San Diego for a family vacation, fell in love with the place and has now been living here with her family since 1999. She started teaching Italian for Poway Adult Education in 2000 and for the ICC in 2005 and she LOVES it! She shares with her students all the passion and love she has for Italy and for Italian Culture and Art.