Jilian Pizzi is a first year Ph.D student in the Italian Department. She received her B.A. in Italian Studies from Barnard College and graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude in 2017. As an undergraduate, she received the William Pepperell Montague Prize in philosophy and the Bettina Buonocore Salvo Prize for excellence in Italian. Jilian is interested in studying medieval literature, particularly the Divina Commedia, as it relates to theology and moral philosophy. Jilian is also a professional dancer in NYC.