Anna Giacobbe

photo by Liana Carbone

Nickname: Annie Occupation: Performance media coordinator at Ubisoft Age: 25 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Scido (Reggio Calabria), Calabria Mom’s side from: San Pietro in Valle (Isernia), Molise Raised in: Saint-Leonard Speaks: English, French, Italian

What would someone be surprised to know about you? I never stopped playing video games ever since I was a child and I now work in the industry. I’m also a spawnable character in a video game that I previously worked on!

How will Italian culture change in Canada over the next 10 years? Technology will continue to influence and shape the way that we communicate with each other, stay informed and preserve our memories and traditions. My nonna now watches Italian newscasts on her iPad and texts me when she needs me to taste-test a new recipe that she found on YouTube. Best thing about being Italian-Canadian: Knowing how to make great food from scratch and being able to communicate in three different languages

What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? You can achieve anything you set your mind to by believing in yourself, working hard and never giving up.

What job would you be terrible at? Anything in the medical field, as I’ll most definitely faint

What Italian stereotype do you completely live up to? I’m hardheaded, I love pizza, and I cannot function without coffee.

Photography by Liana Carbone Makeup Jennifer Low