Patrizia has a bachelor of commerce with specialization in accounting from Concordia University. She began her career with the Canada Revenue Agency in 1990 as a Collections Officer in Laval. She then held a series of positions with increasing responsibility in audit in the small and medium enterprises, international tax and aggressive tax planning sectors, and was Manager of the Large Case Division for the Laval taxation office. She also held the position of program advisor in the assistant commissioner office. Since September 2017, she is the Assistant Director for the Québec region for the SR&ED program.