Ms Casaccio grew up in Melbourne Australia and studied Business at RMIT University in Melbourne. She later completed a Graduate Diploma in Applied Science at Deakin University, Melbourne and has two Masters Degrees, one in Education and one in Applied Linguistics from the University of New England. Ms Casaccio lived in Italy for a number of years where she continued her professional development in teaching as well as specialising in translation studies. She has worked in a variety of teaching roles including as a lecturer at the Universita’ degli Studi in Catania, Italy. She has recently retrained to become more involved in the pastoral care of students as a school counsellor and is looking forward to contributing to the POWIIS community in this capacity.