Eric graduated from the University of Virginia in 2014 with a BA in Economics and Italian. After graduating, Eric spent two years overseas—primarily in Italy—before moving back to Pittsburgh. Once back, he worked for a start-up for an additional two years before coming to Pitt where he completed his MA. When he’s not in the classroom, Eric enjoys watching and playing all sorts of sports, going to shows, and playing various instruments. He is (since 2020) a doctoral student in the Second Language Acquisition Program at CMU.