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LMU Student Finds Outlet for her Passion for Construction

Habitat for Humanity

Gina Volluci ’10 loves rhythmic gymnastics, skiing, and foreign languages.  But the trilingual sophomore European Studies and History double major has one more passion: construction.

“I wanted to build homes in Mexico but unfortunately my parents had some reservations about it. I decided to help out locally instead,” Volluci said.  

This parental discretion led her to join the LMU chapter of Habitat for Humanity, an organization that builds homes for families in need.  “It is an organization based on 'hands-on" service,'" Volluci said. “You get a great sense of accomplishment after working on a house from start to finish, and knowing that it is for a family that truly deserves it.”

Volluci is the president of the LMU chapter and actively promotes the organization to the LMU community.

“I think most of all, Habitat for Humanity has made me realize that even in our fast-paced, highly capitalistic society, many philanthropic organizations…thrive and provide services that foster a strong sense of community and service for the greater good.”