Valentina Nardo grew up in Italy and became a proofreader for different publishing companies at a very early age. While studying to earn her masters in Music, she was an editor for liMes, the leading journal of geopolitics in Italy. In Philadelphia, she was a language instructor at Temple University for eight years. There she also earned her masters in TESOL, primarily researching second language acquisition and lexicalization patterns of bilingual speakers. Valentina also likes programming and sometimes freelances as a database architect.