Name: Abbie Amico
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Role: Political Affairs Intern
How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues when I began visiting and living in developing countries such as El Salvador and the Philippines. While in both places I met extraordinary women and men who I realized deserved more respect and access to change than they were receiving in their current context. My family in the Philippines is a group of people who I keep close to my heart, and I chose to work at an organization like The Borgen Project to honor them.
What do you do when you’re not fighting global poverty?
When I’m not fighting global poverty you can often find me curled up with a book at one of St. Louis’ wonderful coffee shops, running around campus with my roommates and friends, or camped out in Campus Ministry helping with projects. I am currently a junior at Saint Louis University studying theology and legal studies, both of which challenge me intellectually and continue to change the way I view the world.
What have you learned/found interesting about The Borgen Project?
What I have found interesting about The Borgen Project is the passion and deep sense of solidarity that emanates from it’s volunteers and workers. Because most are not being paid, it is clear that those who work for The Borgen Project are here because of the mission that Clint Borgen spent such a long time developing. When people care about the work they do it is done better, and everything done at The Borgen Project is done 100 percent.
- Jack Todd