Rhonda Hunt-Del Bene is a devoted Southern California resident, but with an international soul. She lives with her husband, Paul, an Italian American with dual citizenship. She was raised on a ranch in northern Arizona. She studied French at Brigham Young University, as well as in Paris, France, at the Alliance Française. She had a long career in shopping center development in California and Las Vegas. Recently, she reignited her passion for language studies, this time for Italian. She studied at CSU-Long Beach, Florence University of the Arts in Florence, Italy, and Saddleback College. In 2023, she graduated with degrees in Italian, political science, and fine arts & humanities. She has grown deep roots in Italy and will soon have dual citizenship. She plans to live there part time and teach English as a foreign language.