We are delighted to introduce four new team members who recently joined the ICC family:
Sabrina Infante, Director of the Youth School
Sabrina called Florence home for almost 15 years, and continues to travel there regularly. She has also lived in Verona and Venice, and has family in the Naples area. Sabrina appreciates the wide variety of regional culture in Italy, and loves sharing her knowledge and passion with her students. She has taught Italian language and culture for over 20 years at all levels. She began teaching at a nursery school in Italy, and later taught high school and university in the Boston area. After completing a Doctorate in Modern Languages, Sabrina moved to Minnesota in 2017 with her husband Paolo and their son Luca. Sabrina also taught at the ICC Youth School when her son was younger, and is delighted to return this time in the role of Director of the Youth School.
Sebastian Rivera, Director of Events
Sebastian is a multimedia artist and community leader, of Puerto Rican, Italian descent. He lived the majority of his childhood in Italy, in which he attended all of elementary and middle school, his family is from Abruzzo. Sebastian enjoys visiting his childhood family home in the outskirts of L'Aquila as often as possible. He has organized at local and national level for the past 8 years in different capacities, such as grassroot organizer, national trainer and legislative lobbyist. His public art focuses on the collaborative process with marginalized communities in order to depict their aspirations and fantasies. He hopes that his art and leadership will challenge and encourage others to think critically of their individual power.
Gabriele Angieri, Administrative Assistant
Gabriele has lived and worked as a Project Manager in the Twin Cities for over 30 years for several Minnesota based corporations, recently retiring to pursue his passion of acting professionally in theatre and film. The child of Italian Immigrants from the Campania region of Italy, Gabriele learned to speak English from watching television as a toddler in NYC. In his free time, Gabriele enjoys spending time with his immediate and extended family, traveling and working on home improvement projects.
Stefania Padalino, Instructor
Stefania was born in Catania, Sicily, and lived in
several places in Italy, including Naples, Verona, Vicenza, Tivoli, and Pisa. She also lived in several cities in the United States, and recently worked on an U.S. Army base in South Korea. Stefania holds a diploma in Early Child Development, a teaching certificate from the Italian Ministry of Education in Vicenza, and a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Oregon State University. After working for several years as a Graphic Designer, she looks forward to teaching Italian at ICC!