Greetings from the sunny Italian Riviera! I am Patrizia Palla, an ISN Italian Translator. I am thirty-nine and I live in the countryside, just behind the mountains surrounding the Gulf of Genoa, in the north of Italy.
After attending my last year in high school in the United States, I returned to Italy and worked for a shipping company and a public relations agency as a secretary and translator. For the past fifteen years, I have been working as a secretary in an international school. While working full time, I also earned an Associate Degree in Science from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio.
Over the years, I have volunteered in different ways and areas. I took up volunteering for the ISN because it combined my interests in foreign languages and the sciences.
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