Belgian great-grandmother, German grandparents, German mother, Sicilian father – with this parentage I was granted a knack for languages! Although I was born and raised in Italy, I have been speaking German with my mother and Italian with my father since I was a little girl, thus developing a remarkable sensitivity for both languages, a sensitivity virtually impossible to acquire through studying alone. My special gift and passion for languages have allowed me to easily learn English as well, which I write and speak fluently.

Following in the footsteps of my mother, who graduated in translation at the University of Heidelberg and was a successful translator herself, I decided to attend the Civica Scuola Superiore per Interpreti e Traduttori in Milan. I obtained my qualification in 2001 with a perfect grade of 110/110 and have been working as a freelancer ever since.