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Lee DeMilo is founder of Lingua e Cucina (meant as language and "the art of cooking") and author of Italian for Tourists: Mauro and Carla Bianchi's Trip to Italy, a series of published audible Italian language eBooks written with travelers in mind.
In addition to teaching privately, Lee works on a variety of projects for corporations including marketing, promotions, commercials, as well as scripted role-plays with audio produced in Italian with English translation. One of her projects for a Fortune 500 marketing company, which promotes the business of a major Italian pasta maker in the U.S., involved training the sales force to speak the language and also to understand Italy's regional cultural differences and business practices.
Lee DeMilo with John L. Lahey, President of Quinnipiac University (1987-2018) receiving
the Alpha Mu Alpha and Delta Mu Delta awards by the American Marketing Association.
Lee is multilingual, an entrepreneur and a former radio broadcaster. Her educational background was formed both in Italy and in the United States. She earned a Bachelor's degree in Marketing with a Concentration in International Marketing from Quinnipiac University in Hamden, Connecticut, magna cum laude, and two Associate's degrees earned concurrently at Gateway Community-Technical College in New Haven. A Dean's List student, she graduated with high honors. Lee studied Sociology at the Faculty of Lettere e Filosofia (Liberal Arts) at the University of Naples, and also earned a business accounting diploma from Luigi Sodo Institute, Cerreto Sannita, Italy, summa cum laude. Lee, who was a scholarship recipient, received Alpha Mu Alpha and Delta Mu Delta awards by the American Marketing Association. Later she became a scholarship fund donor herself.