Christine Foster Meloni fell in love with Italy while studying Latin in high school. She went on to earn degrees in Italian Language and Literature at Wells College (B.A.) and the University of Florence (M.A.), in Pedagogia at the University of Rome (M.A.), in Linguistics at American University (M.A.), and a doctorate in International Higher Education at George Washington University. After moving to Rome, she met and married Andrea Meloni and lived there for ten years, teaching English at the English School, Euroschool, and School for Translators and Interpreters. Returning to the U.S. with Andrea and their sons Adriano and Marcello, she taught English as a Foreign Language for 27 years at George Washington University where she is Professor Emerita. She is currently the Washington, DC correspondent for the national Norwegian American newspaper.