Tylar is a second year MA student in the Italian program. She graduated summa cum laude from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014 with a BA in Italian Language and Literature, a double major in Anthropology, a minor in Linguistics, and a Certificate in Western European Studies with a concentration on European Humanities. She was inducted into Gamma Kappa Alpha, a national Italian Honor Society. She also studied abroad with the semester-long Pitt in Florence program in the spring of 2013 as an advanced-track student, and as a recipient of the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship. Tylar returned to Rome this summer as a teacher and Program Assistant for the Pitt in Rome Program. Tylar would like to continue teaching Italian, and she also hopes to eventually obtain a PhD in the field. Her interests include Medieval and Renaissance Theatre, the theatre of Pirandello, the diachronic linguistic development of the Italian language, and questions surrounding psychology and identity in literary works.