Name: Antonia Ortiz
Location: Houston, Texas
Position: PR/Marketing Intern

Fundraising Goal: $700

How did you get interested in global issues?
I got my bachelor’s in Global Studies and was able to travel during university on few trips sponsored by the organization Globemed to various parts of the world to work on grass-roots project that were funded and supported by our university’s chapter.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
From working with Burmese refugees, to establishing a nutrition program in a rural community in Nicaragua, I was able to see the direct impact foreign aid has on the world and how it can be utilized to positively transform a community.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I was born in Cuernavaca, Mexico, also known as the “city of eternal spring.” I love yoga and hiking in the wilderness. I prefer forests to beaches any day, and I could eat breakfast tacos every day for the rest of my life. I am currently studying at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, which has really made me comfortable with the idea of establishing my long-term roots somewhere in Europe.

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…

  1. Organize your home: $40 per bedroom
  2. Walk your dog: $40 for one-hour
  3. Grocery shop for you: $75 per shop

 

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