Melissa Muldoon

Writer, Promoter of Italian Studies, and Artist in San Francisco, California

Melissa Muldoon

Writer, Promoter of Italian Studies, and Artist in San Francisco, California

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I am Melissa Muldoon, the crazy linguist. I promote the study of the Italian Language & Culture through the BLOG: Studentessa Matta and the Studentessa Matta YouTube Channel. I organize and facilitate opportunities to study in Italy through Homestay Language Immersion Vacations & trips I co-organize with Italian Language partners. I am also the author of a new novel about Italy called Dreaming Sophia. I have a Masters in Art History, I'm a writer, graphic designer & illustrator. Practice Italian & dive into Italian culture with me!

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Interview with Inspirery

Reviews & Recommendations for Melissa Muldoon on Reach 150

"Melissa’s passion for, and expertise, in the language and culture of Italy are irresistible " Sharon Sanders - author

In Dreaming Sophia, Melissa Muldoon weaves many strands of Italian culture into a delightful blend of fantasy, romance, art and history. With an artist’s keen eye and deft touch, she brings to life the titans of Italian culture in a touching tale of a young woman reeling from loss who discovers that “Italy is the answer.” The many Italophiles who share her belief will revel in the adventures of this kindred spirit. Brava, Melissa!

I’m so grateful to have met many fellow Italophile through the Blogosphere. One of the most fascinating is Melissa Muldoon. Many know her as La Studentessa Matta=The Crazy Student, who writes a wonderful blog, in Italian, featuring her funny and passionate reporting about Italian current events and culture". Susan Van Allen, author “100 Places in Italy "

"I just returned from a wonderful trip to Lucca, Italy (2014) that was organized by Melissa Muldoon, Studentessa Matta. Each day was full of language, culture, food, and fun! Best of all we were totally immersed in the language. It was fantastic!" Cheryl Levine

  • Work
    • Studentessa Matta Blog
  • Education
    • Knox College
    • University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign