I was born in Olbia, a small town on the island of Sardinia, Italy, from an Italian mother and Tunisian father. I like to say that I was raised in the suburbs of Rome, but grew up around the world. Traveling and studying abroad has always been a passion of mine. During my last year of high school, I moved to Los Angeles where I received my diploma from El Camino Real High School, Woodland Hills, CA. After the year abroad, I moved back to Italy where I obtained my Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs with a double minor in History and Communications from John Cabot University while also studying abroad in South Korea and Dubai for two semesters.
While studying full-time, I have always been committed to gain work experience both on and off campus in international environments, such as the American Embassy in Rome. Those years marked a crucial step in my career. That is when I discovered my passion for the law. I started working for a law firm in Milan, Italy that specialized in cross-border bankruptcy and restructuring, and had the opportunity to advise key banks and investment funds on some of the most known bankruptcy and credit recovery cases worldwide. I later decided to pursue my law degree in San Francisco, CA, with a focus on corporate law for bankruptcy and restructuring.
What I like doing for fun is to cook and show off the Italian in me of course, besides reading and traveling on my free time. I speak three languages — Italian, English, and Spanish, and love connecting with new people and cultures.