Stella C. Bevilacqua

Stella C. Bevilacqua (Class of 1987) attended the University of Massachusetts, Labourè College and Boston College.  She has a Master’s Degree in Nursing with a Minor in Nutrition and currently works in Pediatric Trauma Surgery.

· What years did you attend ISF?
I attended the International School of Florence (which was, at that time, the American School of Florence) from kindergarten 1974 /5,  more or less, and Graduated in 1987. I did my entire formative education at ISF.

· What university did you attend? And your major?
I attended the University of Massachusetts, Labourè College and Boston College. All my college education took place in Boston, Massachusetts. I have a Masters Degree in Nursing with a Minor in Nutrition.

· What is your nationality?
I am American and Italian.

· Where do you live now?
I live in Washington D.C.

· What do you do for a living now?
I work in Pediatric Trauma Surgery.

· How did ISF impact your life?
I met amazing people that I am still friends with after all these years. I had amazing teachers that taught me more than academic knowledge.

· Who was your favorite teacher? Why?
Jolita Trahan. She guided me towards a wonderful love and appreciation for writing essays.
I know, hard to believe writing essays could be fun, but trust me, it came in handy later in life. Not only the academic aspect of Ms. Trahan’s teaching was essential, but her emotional support helped me through a very difficult and tragic time in my life.

· Describe ISF in one word.
Unique.

· What is your greatest accomplishment?
Working with very sick children every day and still being able to love what I do after 20 years of nursing.