Patrizia Marrero, M.A. is a teacher at a Public Middle School. She has earned her B.S. in Elementary Education and Special Education with a minor in Psychology at Dowling College (NY). She has attended UNC-Chapel Hill and NYU to earn her certificate in Italian. She has earned her M.A. at Columbia University-Teachers College in Instructional Technology and Media with a minor in Distance Learning. She is a member of AATI and ACTFL. She was born in Sicily, Italy, where she attended school in the Italian school system. Patrizia traveled to the US and continued her education. She has taught ESL adult education for many years, and has given workshops on youth bilinguism and FLES at various institutions. Patrizia has lead tours to Italy in the hope of expanding youth horizons and tolerance.