I have been in Australia for 13 years, since February 2008. I had previously been to the continent as a university student in the late ’90s.
Born in Italy, I have also lived in Milan, Sardinia and London. I decided I wanted to teach languages in secondary school, but needed money to pursue a Graduate Diploma.
I received it when my cousins agreed to sell my late grandmother’s house that we owned together. I stayed in Melbourne as a student while also working as a Business Developer for a company.
Needing to decide which path to pursue, I chose teaching. I bought a car, began practicing Falun Dafa, and became an Australian citizen.
- I was born it Italy, but have felt a deep connection to Australia where I attended university.
- I was enrolled in a postgraduate course while at the same time acting as Business Developer for a company.
- I found a job teaching Italian in a newly founded school in Melbourne.
- I assisted young people in their development and watched them grow.
“It was the 2nd of February 2008, a warm day like today, when I landed in Melbourne with my suitcase full of dreams, hopes, fears, and excitement, ready to take up a whole new challenge.”