Emilia D’Albero – B.A. 2015 (magna cum laude), major in Italian, minor in French, Honors program student, recipient of multiple Italian scholarships – recently obtained a permanent position at the Eataly New York corporate office as a Junior Education and Events Coordinator at La Scuola di Eataly in New York City.
“It’s truly my dream job; it combines Italian with food and wine, which we all know are three of my very favorite things…” she said.
Eataly is one of the premiere vendors of genuine and authentic Italian gastronomic products in the country, with American locations only in New York City and Chicago: classes at the Scuola cover subjects such as fresh pasta and cheese making, wine pairing, preparation of regional Italian dishes and many others linking Italian food, culture, and language. The position includes assisting the Events and Education Office with the planning, organization, and execution of the classes taught at the Scuola and requires constant communication with the chefs and specials guests, as well as other skills she has learned and utilized over the past two years as the Program Assistant to the Inserra Chair in Italian and Italian American Studies at Montclair State University.
D’Albero said she feels that her experience in the Italian Program (Department of Spanish and Italian) on campus – and particularly her study abroad experiences, the Business Italian Style and the Translating Voices across Continents projects, as well as the writing of newspaper articles for La Voce – was crucial to her ability to secure this position. As she looks forward to a long and enjoyable career with Eataly, she remains grateful to her professors for the education and opportunities they have created for her.