By Zicong Zhang

Anna Sifferath, a 21-year-old engineering student from Northeastern University, just moved to Mission Hill in July.

“It’s fun,” she said. “I just moved into a new place, which is like a bunch of houses all owned by the same people. It’s lot more community-oriented, which is nice. And I like that I have some distance from campus.”

Along with her community at home, she has already found some local features that she enjoys. “I also like to pass the farmer’s market by the T stop, which is really cool.”

Sifferath likes bicycling. She tries to ride to campus when the weather is good. As the winter comes, she said, the weather will become worse and more unpredictable. Whenever that happens, she’ll lose the benefit of a 15 minute commute to campus.

Sifferath is not quite sure about her long-term plans in Mission Hill.

“I’m probably going to live here for another year and half. And then I’m probably going to move out of Boston,” she said. “I may just stay in Mission Hill until I leave.”

About this project 

The Scope’s student journalists spoke with community members in Mission Hill. #MissionHill100 is a collection of their stories. 

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