Julia Pecchia

photography by Valeria Mitsubata, makeup by Monica De Las Casas Rosati, location Alta Moda Forniture

Nickname: Jules Occupation: Kindergarten teacher 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? My nonni

Passion: Singing, creating, travelling the world and immersing myself in the culture of others

Goal in life: Inspire, mentor, advocate for youth all around the globe

Who is your role model? My nonna – her selflessness and compassion inspire me to live a life of gratitude and humility.

Main difference between first generation and second/third: The first and second can make something spectacular out of whatever they can find in the kitchen – no recipes or measurements required!

Most important family value: Celebrate life’s most precious moments by making sure that every holiday and important milestone is enjoyed together.

What does Panoram Italia represent to you? It’s an opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate and embrace Italian culture. What makes Panoram Italia so admirable is how inclusive it is to Italians of all ages and experiences.

Best memory growing up Italian-Canadian: Attending the Campodimele social club festas –they brought our whole town together to celebrate our culture and traditions.

photography by Valeria Mitsubata, makeup by Monica De Las Casas Rosati, location Alta Moda Forniture