Richard Nybakken is a dedicated historian and teacher with several years of experience in higher education. He received his A.B. from Dartmouth College and his M.A. and C.Phil. from U.C. Berkeley, where he specialized in European history (with a particular emphasis on modern Italy). Prior to joining Kehillah, he taught both US and World history at Napa Valley College, and also worked for several years as an independent scholar translating essays and monographs from French and Italian into English for a number of university presses. Outside the classroom, he enjoys spending time with his partner AnnaBelle and their two beloved pets (dog Schneider and cat Tula), following the San Francisco Giants, and watching Italian soccer.