Francesca Santoro was born and raised in Italy, she got her Master's degree in Foreign Languages at the Universita' degli Studi di Urbino. She taught Italian and English in Italian High Schools. She came to the U.S. in 2005 and started working for the State Department and Language Schools serving diplomats and members of the Defense Department. She started teaching Italian at George Washington University in 2010 and at George Mason University in 2011.
She currently teaches Italian and Latin in High School and evening Italian classes at George Mason at the 1st and 2nd level.