Born and raised in Hawaii, Amelia was excited to experience the snowy winters of rural Vermont when she started her undergrad degree at Middlebury College. Along with gradually figuring out how to layer, she fell in love with the Italian language. After spending a year abroad at the Università degli Studi di Ferrara, Amelia graduated summa cum laude in 2013 with theses in History and Italian. She is now working on her doctoral degree in Italian Studies at Harvard University with a dissertation on the philosophy behind the singing voice in the Italian Renaissance, its appearance in epic literature and vocal music and performance, and the many intersections between the two genres.

Along the way, Amelia has taught English to Italian high schoolers, children in summer camps, and the Italian military police; she has translated literary and academic work from Italian to English; and she has taught Italian in classes of graduate and undergrad students. At Cambridge Coaching, Amelia specializes in Italian and English language teaching, but also has longstanding academic interests in early music and performance, medieval and Renaissance history in Europe, and expository writing and editing.

When not teaching or writing, Amelia can be found singing madrigals, sewing fashion garments and costumes, and hanging out with her cat.

Education & Qualifications
  • Harvard University, PhD Candidate in Italian Studies
  • Harvard University, MA in Italian Studies
  • Middlebury College, BA in Italian Language and History
  • Italian
  • Art History
  • History
  • English & Literature
  • Expository Writing & the Essay
  • English as a Second Language