Alumni (Fellow)

Anne Guarnera

John A. Blackburn Jefferson Fellow
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
B.A. Bryn Mawr College (2006)
M.A. University of Virginia (2012)
Ph.D. University of Virginia (2015)
Graduate School of Arts & Sciences
Professional Sector:
Spanish, Italian and Portuguese


After graduating from U.Va. in 2017 with her Ph.D. in Spanish, Anne Guarnara launched Language Learning At Home (www.languagelearningathome.com), a blog dedicated to helping homeschool families learn foreign languages. Combining her academic training and experience as a language teacher with her practical experience raising bilingual children, Anne has become homeschoolers’ go-to expert on language learning. She considers her success a testament to JSF’s vision of public scholarship.

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