Patrizia was born in a small town, Cassina de’ Pecchi, on the outskirt of Milan. In Italy, she studied at the Catholic University in Milan where she received her degree in Special Education. In the US, she studied at the University of California Los Angeles, where she received her bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in Italian. In the US, Patrizia taught all levels of Italian at several colleges and institutions in California, among them the Italian Cultural Institute in Los Angeles, El Camino College, California State University Long Beach, and Pepperdine University. She recently joined ICC, and she is excited to share her passion for her native language and culture with her students.
from Cassina de’ Pecchi, Milano