Finding Your Roots Slideshow

Photos by Maria Stenzel

Fifteen students spent the fall semester researching immigration, census and land records; creating family trees; writing essays about their discoveries; and, with College funding, testing their own genetic origins through Ancestry.com. As a final celebration, they gathered on Orchard Street, where their professor, Rick A. López ’93, hosted them in his kitchen as they read each other’s essays and cooked and shared family recipes.

Student gather in the kitchen to share recipes

Student gathered in a kitchen preparing food

Student gathered in a kitchen preparing food

A group of student preparing food together in a kitchen

Students cooking in their professor's kitchen

A student carries a tray of vegetables

A tray of roasted peppers and tomatoes

Students gathered in a kitchen preparing food

pots and pans on a stove

A young woman putting food in an oven

A group of college students gathered around a table

close up of scallions

Students mixing and stirring ingredients in a bowl

College students eating together in a kitchen

A close up of a pot of black beans

College students eating together in a kitchen

College students eating together in a kitchen

College students eating together in a kitchen