Nickname: Dani Occupation: Fourth-year Human Biology and Italian Studies student at the University of Toronto Age: 21Generation: Second Dad side from: Torrice, Frosinone, Lazio Mom side from: Modugno, Bari, Puglia Raised in: Etobicoke Speaks: English, Italian and French
Who do you speak Italian to? My nonni, my professors and my relatives in Italy
Passion: Helping others
Goal in life: To work in healthcare and raise a happy, healthy family
Main difference between first generation and second/third: Time with family. We often forget to take time out of our busy lives to check in with our loved ones and appreciate the time we spend with them.
Who is your role model? My mother
Most important family value: Taking pride in the work you do and appreciating the time you spend with your family
What does Panoram Italia represent to you? It’s a gateway through which Italian-Canadians can revisit and engage in, their Italian roots. It is also a great way to practice your Italian!
Best memory growing up Italian-Canadian: Making sugo every summer with all my cousins
photography by Giulio Muratori, makeup by Monica De Las Casas Rosati, location Monte Carlo Inn (Airport Suites): 7035 Edwards Boulevard, Mississagua