Judith McDonald has received a Master ITALS LS from the Università Ca’ Foscari, Venezia, Italia nella Didattica e Promozione della Lingua e Cultura Italiane a Stranieri, and a B. Mus Ed and a B.A. in Italian from the University of Colorado. She began teaching Italian for the Modified Foreign Language Program in 2001, and began teaching Italian 1010 courses in 2009. Other interests are the Italian language, culture, art history, literature and cuisine. In her spare time she may be found hiking or riding her bicycle.