Born in Siena, Italy Alice attended the Università per Stranieri di Siena: MA, Linguistics and Intercultural Communication, BA, Linguistic and Cultural Mediation. DITALS specialization in teaching Italian as a Second Language. Alice has been with Siena Italian Studies since 2009, when she attended a training course concerning the FICCS instructional approach and volunteered as a tutor for SIS students. She currently teaches Italian language and Sociolinguistics. She has worked as a cultural mediator and Italian teacher with immigrants during her national community service at ARCI Association in Siena and in addition to her work and research in Language education, she is interested in Eastern philosophy and she is a member of the International Tai Chi Chuan Association – Yang School Tuscany. In her spare time Alice loves traveling, reading, learning new languages and taking care of animals.