Francesca Casazza was born in Genoa, Italy and holds a MA in Economics and Business Administration. In addition to being a member of the ICS board of directors, Francesca serves on the ILP steering committee. As of January 1, 2014, the Board has appointed her as Director of the ILP. She has worked in multinational enterprises in Spain, France and Italy for more than six years. Francesca speaks English, Spanish and French and has a basic knowledge of German as well. She has continued to educate herself in Italian language and culture at Italian Culture on Net (ICoN). She started her Italian teaching career in France and at University of Colorado in Boulder. Francesca has taught Italian in Spain, at the University of Maryland, at SAIS-Johns Hopkins University, at Montgomery College, at Casa Italiana Language School and in the Italian Language Program of the ICS. Francesca and her family live in Chevy Chase, MD.