Giannina Nicoletti was born in Lima, Peru and immigrated to Fort Lauderdale, Florida with her parents at the age of 5. Giannina escaped a war torn and terrorist ran 3rd world country following her parent’s vision of “The American Dream”. Despite the many challenges she saw her parents endure, she grew up chasing that dream and worked hard to help her family. Despite many immigration troubles, Giannina was able to gain employment at the age of 15 in sales with an insurance company. Giannina worked full time in high school and worked her way up into a management position at the age of 17.
Giannina graduated from Blanche Ely High School and continued working to pay her way through college. Giannina received her B.S in Criminal Justice from Florida International University in Miami, FL. Giannina moved to Atlanta, GA after graduation to pursue a career in law enforcement with the Atlanta Police Department. While living in Atlanta, Giannina released how diverse and rich in culture her home city of Miami was and after some soul searching, Giannina made the decision to return to South Florida and be with her family.
Giannina is currently a Probation officer with the Department of Juvenile Justice working in the inner city of Fort Lauderdale, in one of our nation’s worst areas. Giannina has a passion for working with at-risks youth, as she was once a troubled youth herself. But with the right guidance she was able to completely turn a young troublesome girl into a successful young woman.
Giannina returned to Florida International University to pursue her Corporate M.B.A and graduated with honors summa cum laude in 2014, continuing her pursuit of “The American Dream”.