Francesca is the Liaison between Operations and other Shoah Foundation departments as well as visitors, scholars, and guests. Other responsibilities include institute travel and reimbursements, scheduling, and guest relations. A native Italian speaker, Francesca worked as a translator and interpreter before joining the institute. Prior to that she worked as a fashion designer for 12 years. She received a BA in Linguistics from USC and an AA in Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Francesca is a quadruple Trojan: Alumna, Staff, and twice Trojan Mom (son just graduated and daughter is currently a sophomore).