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Meet Erica Chanti, one of the ’30 under 30′ rising stars of Florida politics

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The daughter of Israeli citizens, Erica Chanti grew up in the Miami-Dade village of Pinecrest, where she says her parents always encouraged her to volunteer with community organizations. “When I was a teenager, my mom would secretly sign me up for volunteer opportunities and announce them in front of a large group of people so that I could not say no,” she jokes. “Eventually, I sought opportunities on my own and developed a passion for helping those who couldn’t help themselves.…

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