Miriam Grottanelli de Santi
Half British half Italian, she grew up in Siena, studied in Cambridge, UK, lived and worked in Paris, Prague, Florence and Rome before deciding that Siena was by far the best place to live and came back to set up a school that would give a complete and balanced social and academic experience to American undergrads.
David Walthall: Academic Coordinator
A native of Mobile, AL, David has made Tuscany his home for the past 13 years. He has degress in Italian studies from Dartmouth College and Middlebury College. An active member of the Italian Alpine Club and local community choirs, David is thrilled to share his love of music and nature with students through frequent program outings.
Anya Maslack: Student Coordinator
A 2007 alum of the Siena School, Anya graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2008 with a degree in Anthropology and promptly returned to Siena, where she sings in a local choir and continues her explorations of Italy. She assists in our application process and is a great on-sight & stateside resource for students and parents.
Christine Brown: Deaf Studies Coordinator
A California native, Christine studied at Mount Holyoke College and Gallaudet University. She splits her time between our office in Siena and promotional visits in North America. Energetic and enthusiastic, Christine is a great resource in connecting our students to the local Deaf community as she connects our programs to Deaf Studies resources in Italy and abroad.