Hi, my name is Victoria Terrazzino, but a lot of people call me Tori. This summer I am happily interning with Red Door Real Estate. Growing up, I watched my mom be a real estate agent and my dad be a financial advisor. Combining my knowledge from the both of them I decided to head to college at the University at Buffalo to study Business Administration. I just finished my junior year and after 3 years have finally decided to concentrate on marketing and international business studies.
Since a young age I have loved to travel. I first had the opportunity to travel in eighth grade and visited seven countries. Being born and raised in Buffalo, I knew going to a local school I would study abroad. Since being at UB, I have traveled to Costa Rica and Africa on study abroad trips. With doing enough study abroad credits I was able to get an international business concentration without having to take additional classes at UB. Also because of my study abroad experience it has opened new doors, including being a Teacher’s Assistant for my senior year.
My travels to Costa Rica were everything I expected and more. I had the opportunity to stay with a host family. I had never expected to fall in love with them the way I did. It was a short 10 days I had with my host family and my heart will be with them forever. I gained a little sister, Fabi, and two amazing host parents. I still keep in contact with them today, even though the language barrier between FaceTime proves difficult at some times.
When I first told my family and friends I wanted to travel to Africa I was faced with hesitation. With lots of convincing and explaining I was finally told to follow what makes me happy, something I am forever grateful for. I just visited Ghana, Africa this past January. I never expected to gain as much knowledge and compassion as I did in a short 18 days. From being able to teach over 1,000 children to visiting a slave castle I learned the ins and outs of a human heart. I was able to experience first-hand stories of women moving up in an entrepreneurial world and the struggles they faced. I gained knowledge to the insights of children growing up in Accra. I couldn’t ask for anymore from a trip abroad.
There is so much to be learned by the people around us. I am so excited for the new opportunities and experiences to be learned with Red Door. Feel free to stop by at Red Door and join us on this wonderful journey of life!
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