The Emerging Leaders Council has been established to ensure sustainability of the mission of The Italian Language Foundation. The goal of the Emerging Leaders Council is to serve as young ambassadors for the promotion and support of Italian language education nationally. Furthermore, the members of the Emerging Leaders Council have an opportunity to serve as mentors to students of Italian at the high school and college level. As young professionals, the Council members can provide valuable guidance to ILF student members in their preparation for further education and for future careers.
Registration for this council is required by ILF.
Are you a college graduate in her/his 20s or early 30s
who has a passion for Italian culture and language?
Join the Emerging Leaders Council!
You do not need to be Italian or to be fluent in Italian to join us!
Meet our Founding Members
As a founding member of the Emerging Leaders Council, Marianna’s mission is to inspire a lifelong love of learning of Italian language education by fostering a learning environment that embodies ILF’s core principles, and by sharing her passion for Italian culture and language.
Marianna graduated from Yale University in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Sociology. She studied Italian throughout elementary school and college. After graduating from Yale, Marianna served for two years as a pre-K teacher in Chicago through Teach for America and obtained a Master of Arts in Teaching. After her teaching role, she served as Chief of Staff for a health technology company. Marianna is now a Certified Health and Wellness Coach and the founder of Grata Wellness.
As a founding member of the Emerging Leaders Council, Anna will communicate her interest in Italian language and culture, and further the mission of The Italian Language Foundation.
Anna Tallarini graduated in 2017 with a Bachelor of Science degree from Syracuse University and also studied Italian for three years in high school. Anna is a mechanical engineer and budget manager for Turner Construction Company. Her aspiration is to advance in the construction industry field.