Christina Schiesari has been teaching at UC Davis Division of Continuing and Professional Education's Intensive English Program since 2008. Christina is TESOL-certified, has a B.A. in theatre arts from San Francisco State University, an MBA from Sacramento State University, an M.A. in comparative literature from UC Davis, and is in the completion phase of her Ph.D. in comparative literature from UC Davis. She has been teaching in a variety of programs since 2004, including drama, humanities, literature, foreign language and ESL. Her research interests include early modern English, French and Italian literature and drama, especially Shakespeare. She speaks several languages, including Italian and French, and she loves to travel. In her free time, Christina enjoys acting and directing, riding horses and raising her daughter. Her biggest passion is teaching, and she loves being a part of IEP.