1992: Diploma in Italian Language and Culture at the Università per Stranieri di Siena, Siena, Italy. Final grade: Optimum.
Class of 1981: BA program in Psychology at Brown University, Providence, RI, USA.
Class of 1977: Diploma cum laude at Newton South High School, Newton, MA. Made member of the National Honor Society.
1977: After 10 years of studying the piano, I received a Certificate of National Honor from the National Board of Music Schools following a performance of Bach before a panel of judges.