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I’m a public historian, teacher, and artist based in Tio’Tia:Ke (Montréal), inspired by the collective, personal, and autobiographical issues surrounding themes of immigration, nostalgia, identity, and memory in history. I tell and listen to stories with a focus on collaborative and multi-disciplinary work rooted in oral history. I graduated twice from Concordia University with a BFA in Studio Arts and an Italian minor, and a BA in Honours Public History. In 2019, I completed my master’s in Public History at Carleton University. My thesis, “The Yellow Line: Italo-Canadian Oral Histories from Montreal’s Backyards and Schoolyards” was a pop-up archival photo, installation, and oral history exhibit about language, identity, and the Italian community in Montreal post-WWII. Currently, I am teaching at Dawson College in the History and Classics department. My current research focuses on food and folklore, particularly in relation to the Italian-Canadian experience and traditions from my family’s region, Molise.