Volunteer Story, Yulia Korovikov, A13
What she's doing now: Admissions Officer, Tufts Admissions
How she gives back: Tufts Alumni Council, Traditions Committee co-chair, Awards Committee member, FOCUS Pre-Orientation leader
One of my greatest Tufts memories was entirely an accident.
Walking through Aidekman I stumbled upon a party. I walked past the mimes and jugglers and laughing children and asked a woman cutting the giant Jumbo cake what was happening. When she told me it was the annual Foster Children’s Holiday Party, I could not have been more proud. I left wondering what other amazing events Tufts was holding that I never knew about, determined to find out. This past year I volunteered to help wrap presents for the party and I absolutely loved it.
I volunteer for Tufts because I believe that Tufts is, at its core, a school working to make the world better both on the macro and individual level—and who wouldn’t want to help a goal like that?
My favorite place on campus would have to be the library roof. Every once in a while, when things on campus started to get to be too stressful or life-consuming, I would go onto the roof and look out at the city of Boston knowing that every light is another person and every person has their own troubles that they all get through. I think being able to sit and acknowledge that this massive metropolis exists outside of our nice suburban community was a great reminder that the world is a big place and the troubles of today really won’t matter too much in the grand scheme of things.
If I could bottle up a piece of Tufts—I’m not exactly sure how you’d go about this—but I’d definitely take the students. My peers at Tufts were smart, fun, nice people who genuinely cared about each other and were excited to learn from each other. If we could grab that feeling of acceptance, understanding, and exploration, I’d go for that.