Loryn Hilferty is a native of the Philadelphia area and received her
Masters of Arts in Italian literature from Rutgers University in 2014 as
well as a Bachelor's degree in Italian from Temple University in 2009.
Since 2010, she has been teaching courses in elementary Italian as well
as accelerated courses in Italian reading knowledge at Rutgers
University, Temple University, and Bryn Mawr College. Mrs. Hilferty has
also recently served as an instructor and Assistant Director of Rutgers'
Italian Department's Summer Study Abroad Program in Urbino, Le Marche.
Her interest in Italian language and culture primarily comes from her
Italian-American family; however, her scholarly interests pertain not
only to the Italian-American experience but to women’s literature, from
Isabella Andreini to Anna Maria Ortese, as well as the more widely
studied Boccaccio, Pirandello, and Calvino. She is passionate about
facilitating language learning through integrating realia and
ever-growing technologies into her repertoire.