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Emily Fata

Nickname: Em, Emmy (or as my nonna calls me, “Zingara”) Occupation: Editor-in-Chief of Wanderous Affair a travel magazine and Blog, freelance business assistant Age: 24 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Cosenza and Catanzaro, Calabria Mom from: My mom is Maltese and French. Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English What would someone be surprised...
Nickname: Dan Occupation: Entrepreneur Age: 27 Generation: Second Dad from: Cerreto (Isernia), Molise  Mom from: Sambiase (Catanzaro), Calabria Raised in: Richmond Hill Speaks: English and Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I learned Italian at the Università di Perugia per Stranieri. How will Italian culture change in Canada...
Nickname: Sa, Ale Occupation: Drama/English high school teacher Age: 26 Generation: Second Dad from: Cervinara (Avellino), Campania Mom’s side from: San Fili and Rende (Cosenza), Calabria Raised in: Maple Speaks: English and some Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I won the Sunburst Beauty Pageant when...

Alessio Varano

Nickname: Americano (in Italy), Alè (in Canada) Occupation: Real estate broker Age: 30 Generation: First generation – born in Calabria, Italy Dad from: Isca sullo Ionio (Catanzaro), Calabria Mom from: Badolato (Catanzaro), Calabria Raised in: Italy and Rivière-des-Prairies Speaks: Italian, English, French and can carry a conversation in Spanish What...

Vanessa Pompozzi

Nickname: Vane Occupation: Purchase order administrator for ALDO Age: 26 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Alanno (Pescara), Abruzzo Mom’s side from: Cattolica Eraclea (Agrigento), Sicily Raised in: Rivière-des-Prairies Speaks: English, French, Italian What would someone be surprised to know about you? I’ve been singing since I was a little girl...

Amanda Pannunzio

Nickname: Ama, Manda, Mandy Occupation: Paralegal in the general practice of law and future regulated Canadian immigration consultant certified by ICCRC Age: 21 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Agnone (Isernia), Molise Mom’s side from: Panni (Foggia), Puglia Raised in: Montreal-North and Rivière-des-Prairies Speaks: English, French and Italian What would someone be...

Julia Pecchia

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...

Mark Paternostro

Nickname: Marco Occupation: Library Technician Age: 28 Generation: Second Dad from: Rende, Consenza, Calabria Mom from: Noranda, Quebec Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English, Italian and some French Who do you speak Italian to? I speak Italian to my aunts, uncles and other members of my father’s side of my family....

Celina Pecchia

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...

Daniela Testani

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...

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Name: Jackie Lina Alexander Nickname: Jaxs Occupation: Bartender/studying to be a paralegal Age: 22 Generation: Second Mom’s side from: Fano, Pesaro and Urbino, Le Marche Raised in: Toronto Speaks: English

Kristine Centis Jorge

Name: Kristine Centis Jorge Nickname: Krissy, Kris Occupation: Masters student in notarial law Age: 27 Generation: Third Dad’s side from: Figueira da Foz, Portugal Mom’s side from: Guglionesi, Campobasso, Molise and Villaorba, Udine, Friuli-Venezia Raised in: Montreal and Laval Speaks: English, French, Italian and Portuguese

Lauren Bianca Lopez

Occupation: Student Majoring in Art History - Interning at the Casa d’Italia community center, Age: 22, Generation: Second, Dad from: Brescia, Italia,Mom from: Montreal, Canada, Speaks: English, French, Italian and Spanish,Raised in: Montreal

Marco Mancini

Nickname: Marcuccio - Occupation: Geographic Analyst for Nokia - Age: 25
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Lucandrea Campanelli

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