Nadia Pettinger was born and raised in Genoa, Italy. She moved to California in 1998 and settled in Orange County with her husband and their three children. She graduated from the University of Genoa with an undergraduate degree specialized in Foreign Languages and Literature. In 2009 she obtained her Master’s degree specialized in Teaching Italian as a Second Language from Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. She has been teaching Italian since 2006 at all levels and to different age groups. Nadia is an enthusiastic educator with a passion for teaching.