A view of New York City through smoke

Sorina Szakacs sounds different. I first met her at Los Angeles Community College in a journalism class where we started talking and she revealed she’s from Romania. She didn’t seem like a foreigner to me, but her voice told another story. The other thing I noticed is that she loves to smoke … a lot. Sitting down outside of LACC, Sorina told me about her first moments in the U.S.

Sorina Szakacs’ first moments in the U.S. were spent smoking a cigarette on the curb outside of JFK airport.