Nickname: Bina Occupation: Law student at the University of Ottawa Age: 28 Generation: Second Mom and Dad from: Acquasanta Terme (Ascoli Piceno), Marche
Raised in: Montreal Speaks: Italian, English, French
What would someone be surprised to know about you? I love interior decorating and that I have taken part in a few home renovation projects. How will Italian culture change in Canada over the next 10 years? I think that Italian culture in Canada will flourish. I believe that as the generations keep growing in Canada, there will be a shift toward cultural preservation and the need to sustain Italian traditions in Canada.
Best thing about being Italian-Canadian: The best thing about being Italian-Canadian is being able to bridge the Italian culture from the homeland of Italy and amalgamate it with the rich and diversified Canadian culture. In other words, getting to experience the best of both worlds.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Believe in myself no matter how tough life gets, and have faith that hard work and dedication will pay off.
What job would you be terrible at? I would be terrible at any job that involves heights, as I am terrified of heights.
photography by Vincenzo D’Alto, makeup by Natasha Pereira, location Signorvino