Valentina Follo is the Director of CIEE Global Institute – Rome. She graduated summa cum laude in classical archaeology at University La Sapienza in Rome and also studied at the Friedrich Alexander University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. After receiving her M.A. in pedagogy of antiquity from the University of Ferrara, she completed her Ph.D. in Art & Archaeology of the Mediterranean World from the University of Pennsylvania. For years, Dr. Follo has been sharing her passion for the Eternal City with American university students in various capacities. In addition to teaching at Loyola University and IES Abroad, she has created and supervised numerous student internship and exhibition opportunities as curator of the Norton-Van Buren Archaeological Study Collection at the American Academy in Rome.