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- M.A., Modern Foreign Language and Literature, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore di Milano, Italia, 1985
- M.A., Teaching Italian to Foreigners, Università per Stranieri, Perugia, Italia, 2014
Valsecchi was born and raised in Milan where she studied foreign languages with emphasis on language teaching. She taught there for 25 years before coming to the United States. She has been teaching Italian at VCU since 2009.