My Greek-American Culture

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Almost every Saturday morning when I was in elementary school, my mother would wake me up for breakfast which usually consisted of cinnamon toast and cereal, I would get dressed in my favorite purple outfit, and pack. I would fill my small book bag with Barbie dolls, coloring books, and the whatever I was reading for school. Before leaving, my mother would make sure to stop by the gas station for snacks and to fill up on gas. We were going on a trip! We were headed to my grandparents’ house forty-five minutes away in Pascagoula, Mississippi; however, it felt like we had to drive for a full day. When I would return to school the next week, I would tell all my friends about the adventures I had traveling to and from my grandparents’ house. It …show more content…
However, being adopted into my best friend’s Greek Orthodox family my senior year gave me not only more opportunities but also more cultural exposure. Every Sunday night at family dinner, they would share parts of their Greek-American culture with me, especially through food. My adopted mom would spend all day preparing a meal that could include spanakopita, Greek salad, and fasolada. Since moving in with them, I have developed a specific interest in their culture and in the country of Greece as a whole because of how rich and intimate the culture …show more content…
I am the Vice President of Education and Vice President of Academic Development in Alpha Omicron Pi (AOII), a sorority at Tufts, where I create the calendar each semester, host study hours for all members, and act as a resource for anything from the history of the chapter to academic references (such as classes to take, information on professors/faculty/administrators). My overarching goal is to build AOII’s community both within the chapter and within Tufts’ community. I want to be able to help the communities I become a part of in order for myself and those communities to grow and become more well-rounded. Everywhere I go, I make it a point to really try to make a difference in that place and bring back knowledge in order to make an impact at

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