Veronica was born in Fano, Italy (Marche region), and graduated with a degree in Foreign Languages and literature at the University of Bologna with a major in German literature. In 2001 she moved to Kiel (Northern Germany) to earn a PhD in German Studies. There she was an Italian lecturer in the Department of Roman languages for 4 years where she taught language classes as well as Italian regional and cultural studies. She also supported the cultural activities organized in the Department as well as translated and proofread publications of its members. While earning her PhD and thereafter, Veronica led language classes for adults and kids at the Italian Institute “Dante Alighieri” and at INlingua School of Languages. She is author of a monograph on the concept of Theology in Thomas Mann’s “Doctor Faustus” and published other scientific articles and reviews on different literary topics. After moving to Hamburg in 2007, she used her language skills in the translation business, first as a translator (German and English into Italian) and then as a project manager. In 2018 Veronica came to Chicago with her family and once again she has realized how much she enjoys teaching her mother tongue and sharing impressions about Italian culture and history in a multicultural setting.