After studying economics and earning an MA at the University Of Nice Law and Political Science School, Vincent Mattei became an elementary school teacher. He then decided to specialize in teaching handicapped children, thanks to a CAAPSAIS option D diploma. He thus worked for 13 years in the early socio-medical action center (CAMSP). He then got another degree, CAPA-SH, option E (Professional diploma for specialized support, adapted education and schooling of handicapped children). He is in charge of school-challenged and non-francophone students in several Haute-Corse schools. An avid fan of sports, cinema but also music, he plays bass in an amateur group in Bastia.