Valentina was born in Ragusa, Sicily - Italy and immigrated to New Jersey in 2003 to permanently be with her husband. Valentina completed all her education in Italy, where she went to art school for jewelry design and had became certified as an art teacher. In 2006 she moved from Parsippany to Roseland with her husband and two kids, where her husband owns a pizzeria that was established in 1989.
Valentina joined the Italian School of NJ family in 2017 and loves teaching the little ones. In addition she works in retail in East Hanover NJ and volunteers to teach CCD in her church for grades 5th and 8th.