Alex Barfuss

Los Angeles, CA

Passionate about languages, travel and culture, I thrive on connecting with like-minded people from around the world and exchanging knowledge and inspiration.

I do this through my language learning site Via Optimae ( and contributions to the design and lifestyle site: l&l ( as well as private language instruction, translation, and digital content creation (including digital magazines) for companies and individuals.

My leisure activities are often language-related: checking out new resources, participating in language exchanges, and traveling (mostly to Italy!) whenever I get the chance.

La vita è adesso... Il sogno è sempre!

  • #languages
  • #italy
  • #italian
  • #education
  • #didactics
  • Work
    • Via Optimae
  • Education
    • Linguistics & Spanish, UCLA