Fulvia Musti Ciarla was born in Rome, Italy.
She is a professor of Italian and a full-time member at the faculty at Georgetown University. After completing a baccalaureate degree in English, and a Masters Degree in Applied Linguistics, with emphasis on Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language, she pursed formal training in incorporating drama techniques in the teaching of foreign languages. Following her certification in 1986, she founded and directed the Language Through Drama School in San Francisco, California. Fulvia is also a painter and a juried member of the Studio Gallery in Washington, DC since 2008. Her works have been featured both in solo and group shows since 2006. In 2009, she created and directed a documentary (Library of Congress, 2009) on oral cancer patients for a cancer fund raising event at the Katzen Arts Center, Washington, DC. The organization has recently invited her to join the Board. In 2012, she earned a Master in Museum Studies at Georgetown University. Fulvia has received numerous awards for best teaching practices. She is also the recipient of two grants by the Center of New Designs in Learning and Scholarship at Georgetown University (2003;2013). Fulvia’s doctoral research in the DLS program ('21) will focus on Masaccio and early '400 Florentine culture and society.