Silvia Stein

My greatest accomplishment was being the first woman, first US citizen, to drive solo a Toyota 4-Runner round-trip from Rome through east Ukraine to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and return alive. In 2010, 2011, and 2016, I finished with a respectable score as a Sprint Triathlon Para triathlete. Later in 2016, I was the first to research, test, and publish a Predictive Theory of Visual Rhetoric explaining how at the subconscious level we think in images as a language form in cognitive studies.

· What years did you attend ISF?
I attended the school from 1979-1980.

· What university did you attend? And your Major?
Ph.D. Studies in Psychophysiology & Strategic Communication at Washington State University,
Psychophysiology Laboratory Experience at Tavrida V.I. Vernadsky National University,
M.A. Communication Studies & Rhetoric, Washington State University,
B.A. Political Science, Gonzaga University,
B.A. Italian Studies, Gonzaga University,
Minor International Public Relations, Gonzaga University.

· What is your nationality?
I am a U.S. Citizen and Italian Jus Soli and Jus Sangue.

· Where do you live now?
I live in Spokane, Washington, USA!

· What do you do for a living now?
I am a Philanthropic Psychophysiology & Strategic Communication Research Director, Author, Adviser.

· Who was your favorite teacher?
Michael Petrucione, my Government teacher! He taught us to know authority and citizenship rights better than the authorities in power, work as an insider inside government to change it from within. Mr. P. also promoted us to participate in an International Mock Senate in Milano as “Senators” from ASF competing against other schools to get our bill passed. I and another ASF student, Maria Fantacci, promoted a Clean-Coal Act representing Illinois.

· Describe ISF in one word.
FUN!

· What is your greatest accomplishment?
2008: First woman, first US citizen, to drive solo a Toyota 4-Runner round-trip from Rome through east Ukraine to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and return alive.
2010, 2011, and 2016: Finishing with a respectable score as a Sprint Triathlon Para triathlete.
2016: Being the first to research, test, and publish a Predictive Theory of Visual Rhetoric explaining how at the subconscious level we think in images as a language form in cognitive studies.