Born and raised in New York to the parents of Italian immigrants from the Madonie region of Sicily, Paul has always felt a strong connection to Italy. He graduated from Boston University in 2002 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Archaeology, with a focus in Classical civilizations, and moved to San Diego where he obtained his juris doctor from Thomas Jefferson School of Law in 2005. Paul has been a licensed attorney in California since 2006, specializing in real estate, real property, construction, land use and land development. Paul became a student at ICC so he could finally learn his family’s native language. In his spare time, Paul is passionate about calcio, cooking and traveling to Sicily to spend time with his parents harvesting their oranges and olives.