"My parents are certainly role models because they have very strong values and morals of how you treat people, on a small level in your community, and also nationally and internationally."
"My mother, even though she does the whole Orthodox woman thing—has my Dad do Motzi—she is a very strong woman. When something goes wrong, she's the one who gets on the phone and talks to them and convinces them. I've always seen my mother take action herself. She's very strong, outspoken, and very well-spoken. She showed me that if you want something changed, you need to do it because no one else is going to."
"Also there were a few teachers that were role models at the New Jewish High School. Mr. Grossman, my favorite teacher, who left, unfortunately, was certainly one of my role models. He came from a family like mine. We would just have great conversations. There were a couple of teachers at New Jewish High School like that, too. At camp, some of my counselors—young, Jewish girls—were certainly role models. We would do projects in the summer—raise funds or gather clothes. That set a precedent in my life. You even do it [tzedakah] from a young age at camp."
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