Francesca Bruni was born in Piacenza and raised in Como, Italy. In 1992, Francesca was transferred from Como to Los Angeles, by the bank where she worked, for a two-year training program. While in Los Angeles, Francesca met her future husband. She settled in Orange County in 1996 with her husband and two children. Francesca graduated from California State University with a degree in History and Education. Francesca has been teaching adult classes at all levels with Fondazione Italia since 2008. Since 2011 she has also been teaching Italian in the Adult Education Program at Santiago College and Santa Ana College.