Valeria Koenigsberg is a second year graduate student, currently completing her M.A. A graduate of UCLA with a B.A. in French and a B.A. in Italian, she is enthusiastic to be continuing her studies in Italian literature and culture while teaching language to undergraduates. Her interests include 19th and 20th century literature as well as film studies and cultural studies. She currently serves as the Graduate Advisor of the Italian Club and is a co-organizer of the 2015 Graduate Student Conference “La Guerra e l’Italia: Italian Identities through War”.