I come from a very small village, Puglianello, in the province of Benevento, Italy. I obtained my B.A. from the University of Naples ‘L’Orientale’ and my M.A. from The Sapienza University of Rome. Thanks to an Erasmus scholarship, I studied at the University of Warwick, where I was able to deepen my knowledge and understanding of English literature and language. After completing my studies in foreign languages and literatures, I was granted a scholarship to the Globe Theatre. At Susquehanna, I teach beginner-level courses and organize activities aimed at generating interest in and sensitizing the campus community to Italian culture, in particular its regional expressions. Also, I am enhancing my teaching methodology and gaining a better insight into American culture and creative writing.
Born in Angers, I grew up in different cities in France. I obtained my master’s degree in British literature at the University of Strasbourg in 2018. Beforehand, I specialized in primary school education and was a teaching assistant in East Grinstead (UK) from 2015-16. My research focuses on postmodernism, childhood, and Gothic and romantic literature, as well as animal rights. I am very passionate about ecology, intersectionality and about trying to make the world a better place! I am grateful to be a Fulbrighter at Susquehanna and for the opportunity to expand my horizons while sharing my perception of the world as a French person.
Pablo Millán Carbonell
I was born and raised in a small town in the south east of Spain, very close to Alicante and the Mediterranean Sea. I attended the University of Alicante to study English literature and linguistics, and after that I moved to the United Kingdom, where I ended up living for three wonderful years in the city of Manchester. Over there I did my Erasmus Exchange Programme, worked as a Spanish language assistant, volunteered at different societies, studied a postgraduate in education and met people from all around the world. It was fantastic! After that I lived in Ankara (Turkey) and in the north east of Spain (Girona), where I taught at primary and secondary schools. I am now really excited to be able to share a bit of my culture and personal background here at Susquehanna!
Marta Mancebón Palos
I am in love with words and languages. I love the idea of being able to say thank you in Finnish, Arabic, French, Italian, German, Polish, Russian… even if it is just one word. Languages allow us to share experiences and moments everywhere and with many different people. When I was 18, I decided to study English at university in my hometown, Zaragoza. That decision led me to one of my best experiences ever: living in the U.K. I did my Erasmus in the beautiful Chester and then was a Spanish assistant in Worksop (England). Living in England for three years shaped the person I am today. When that chapter came to an end, I went back home to do a master’s degree in secondary school education. Since then, I have been doing a bit of everything while working with languages and people! I believe in the power of education and language!
I was born in Velbert, Germany, but spent seven years of my early childhood in Oslo, Norway. Norway, with its beautiful landscapes, friendly people and wonderful culture, will always be a part of me. After my family and I returned to Germany, I finished high school and studied PE and English to become a teacher. Throughout high school and university, I have worked as a sports instructor. As a future PE and English teacher, it’s my greatest passion to both encourage people to live a healthy life, as well as to make them learn a second language and raise their cultural awareness. In 2014, I had an amazing time working as a trip guide in Camp Becket, Mass., where I met fantastic people from all over the world and made long-lasting friendships. During my travels around Europe and the U.S., I loved to meet new people and explore different cultures and languages.