Successful Italian Studies Alum Visits Chapman

It was a joy hosting Italian Studies/Theater alumna Melissa Marino this week and having her give career advice to our current students! Melissa is one of our successful alum, she lives and works in Italy in her sector of choice, theater.

Melissa is an Italian-American theatre organizer and creative. Born and raised in California, she received her B.F.A. in Theatre Performance and B.A. in Italian Language and Culture from Chapman University in 2017. She then earned her Masters in Performing Arts Management from Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan, Italy. In the past, she’s worked with Teatro alla Scala and Milano Off Fringe Festival, and she currently works with Piccolo Teatro di Milano. While at Chapman, Melissa studied abroad in Italy, was Vice President of the Italian Club, and was selected to be a National Collegiate Representative for the National Italian American Foundation.


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