FREDERICK, Md.—A professor at Hood College has been appointed to a position with the Italian consulate in Philadelphia.
Tiziana Cavinato, assistant professor of biology at Hood, is now a consular correspondent. In this volunteer position, she is helping Italian citizens in Maryland with documents and other issues they may have.
She was appointed by Consul Andrea Canepari after he saw her work with Italian citizens in Frederick. Canepari said she has helped Italian citizens through some difficult situations, and she is well respected in the Italian community.
Cavinato grew up in Italy. She earned a doctorate in biology from the Università di Pisa in Italy. After working at the Università di Pisa for a year, she moved to the U.S. for post-doctoral work to be a visiting research fellow in the laboratory of immunobiology at the National Cancer Institute at Fort Detrick. She was there from 2002 to 2005 and moved to the laboratory of molecular immunoregulation from 2005 to 2008.
She joined Hood College as an adjunct biology instructor in 2011 and was promoted to visiting assistant professor in 2012 before becoming a full assistant professor in 2013. At Hood, Cavinato is also the health professions adviser, which involves advising students regarding their preparation for successful admission to health-related professional programs.
The Consulate General of Italy in Philadelphia provides services to residents in Delaware, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and certain counties in Maryland, New Jersey, and Virginia.