Born in Torino, Italy, Prof. Garino is a Clinical Assistant Instructor of Italian and Italian Adviser in the Department of Modern Languages at Catholic University. She majored in Foreign Languages and Literatures from the University of Turin, Italy, where she graduated with a Laurea in Russian Language and Literature. In 1996 Prof. Garino moved to the United States and earned a Master’s degree in Italian Literature from the Catholic University of America. She has taught Italian language courses in several language schools in the metropolitan area, such as Casa Italiana, Italian Cultural Society, USDA, George Washington University, Montgomery College. At Catholic University Prof. Garino completed most of the courses towards a Ph.D. in Comparative Language and Literature (Spanish-Italian).
In the academic year 2006-2007 she was the recipient of the “Outstanding Instructor Award “in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures. Prof. Garino has also served in the Basic Language Committee, in the Alumni Committee, and is the Faculty Adviser for the CUA Italian Club.