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San Francisco, CA
Hometown: Los Angeles

Organizer since:

April 12, 2006

What is your favorite Italian film, book, food, music, city or vacation?

The real, live fantasy they call Venezia. The beautiful beaches of Sardegna. The wonderful Sorrento coast. Of course, the Neapolitan songs that my father used to sing: 'O Sole Mio, Maria Mari' (Oje Marie), Funiculi Funicula, Torna a Surriento...

What is your interest or connection with the Italian language or culture? Are you of Italian heritage?

My parents are both from small towns near Napoli. I have traveled there and met my relatives. An unbelievable experience!

What level of Italian do you speak? How do you use the language now?

Beginning to intermediate...parlo abbastanza bene!

How do you hope to use the Italian language? Do you have a goal?

I hope to become fluent enough to more easily speak with relatives and friends in Italy. After that, I want to study Neapolitan (quite an unusual goal, I have gathered) to see the look on their faces when I amaze my southern Italian family!


Ciao a tutti! Sono il vostro cappogruppo, il tuo Gentile Organizzatore. I will do my best to serve the group and make it fun; your enthusiasm makes it a pleasure! I am also passionate about new technology and Lindy Hop Swing dancing.

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