Mario Lorenzo graduated in 2017 with a Master’s Degree in Italian Language and Literature from Boston College. Before immersing himself in the world of Italian literature, Mario worked in the Italian financial sector and attended LUISS Guido Carli University in Rome where he graduated, cum laude, with a M.S. in Economics and Finance in 2012 and a B.S. in Economics in 2010. During his time at Boston College, Mario taught courses on Italian language and culture and, among other things, he focused his academic research on several literary and cultural aspects of Renaissance Italy. At BC he has developed an in-depth exploration of Galileo’s language within his literary and scientific works and his Master’s thesis, entitled “Galileo scienziato e lettore di poesia: le Considerazioni al Tasso tra realismo pratico e invenzione poetica,” provided new insights regarding the way in which Galileo’s scientific perspective influences the scientist’s approach to Tasso’s Liberata. In addition to his academic pursuits, Mario was also the main organizer of the 2017 Annual Graduate Students Conference “For the Love of Truth: Consolidation and Disruption.” He was awarded the 2017 Donald J. White Teaching Excellence Award and the 2016 Sue L. Nguyen Travel Research Prize. Mario’s current research interests include the relationship between literature, science and economics during the Italian Renaissance, the art of letter writing, and 20th century Italian poetry.