Ms. Marena Lobosco

Phone: 908-489-4749

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. in English (1992) M.F.A. in Writing (1995) Certification in Italian, K-12 (1997) M.A. in Italian (2014)

Ms. Marena Lobosco

Italian Teacher, Point Pleasant Beach High School
Italian Instructor, Rutgers University (accelerated program at high school)
Italian Instructor, Ocean County College (accelerated program at high school)
Advisor, World Language Honor Soceity
Advisor, World Language Club
Chairperson, Junior Chapter - Point Pleasant Beach, UNICO
Member, UNICO Point Pleasant Beach Chapter
Member, Italian Teachers Association of New Jersey (ITANJ)
 
M.A. in Italian, Rutgers University, 2014
M.F.A. in Creative Writing, San Diego State University, 1995
B.A. in English, San Diego State University, 1992
 
Ms. Lobosco has taught at the university level from 1992 to 2004. She then moved to Perugia, Italy where she ran her own travel company called A True Italian Experience, taking tourists to off-the-beaten path places to discover the real Italy! She also taught Italian language immersion courses in Italy and taught yoga in her own yoga studio.  In 2012, she returned to the US and moved to NJ where she launched and wrote the curriculum for Italian 1, 2, 3, 4 and AP for Point Pleasant Point Pleasant Beach High School, launching the school's first ever Italian program at Pt Beach.
 
Ms. Lobosco is both Italian and American with dual citizenship. She grew up in the United States and resided in Italy for about 8 years as an adult. She continues to visit her family and friends in Italy annually and runs trips for her students every other year. She also continues her travel company.
 
Countries explored in depth:
Italy
Spain
France
England
Wales
Belgium
Senegal, Africa
India (regions of Kalisam and Tamil Nadu)
Mexico
Panama
 
Outside of Academia:
 
Yoga instructor registered with Yoga Alliance International: E-RYT500
- qualified and experienced in teaching yoga as well as yoga teacher trainings
- specialized in Yoga Therapy and Ayurveda Nutrition & Lifestyle Counseling
- trained in India
 
Reflexology (diagnostics and treatments)
 
Reiki, L3
 
 
 Other interests:
- Tennis
- Kayaking
- Biking
- Hiking
- Cooking
- Contemplating Art
- Meditation
- Traveling
- Smiling and loving life!