Dr Sasha Perugini, Director of Syracuse University Florence, holds a Laura Magistrale in English and Russian (University of Siena) and a Ph.D. in History of Performing Arts (TUFTS University). She lives in Florence, juggles life as an academic, a writer, a university administrator and a mum! She has published four books and has written for many journals including Huffington Post. Her writings have been translated in various languages.