Nickname: Celi Occupation: Human resources administrator and co-owner of Leave it to Her Age: 23 Generation: Second Dad from: Gaeta, Latina, Lazio Mom’s side from: Sora, Frosinone, Lazio Raised in: Vaughan Speaks: English and some Italian
Who do you speak Italian to? Speaking in Italian is definitely a work in progress for me, but I know all the main phrases to get me by.
Passion: Travelling the world
Goal in life: I want to create something bigger than myself and to inspire others to do the same.
Who is your role model? My sister – she is the most hardworking and goal-oriented person I know.
Most important family value: As my mom would say: “The gift of being together.” It’s the most valuable thing to have that money can’t buy.
What does Panoram Italia represent to you? Italian culture is welcoming and brings people together, and Panoram Italia is a reminder to keep that value alive in Canada.
Best memory growing up Italian-Canadian: That would be tomato sauce season – the main event of the year of course – and being nonna’s designated right-hand woman in cranking the dough through the pasta machine.
photography by Valeria Mitsubata, makeup by Monica De Las Casas Rosati, location Alta Moda Forniture