Name: Mary Vo
Location: Burien, WA
Role: HR Intern
Insider Information: When Mary Vo isn’t volunteering at The Borgen Project, she is a sophomore at the University of Washington’s Michael G. Foster School of Business as a Business, Human Resources Management major. She loves to sing, dance, and listen to music. She loves movies and video games and board games. Her bedroom wall often features solved jigsaw puzzles. She hates the raw smell of celery.
How did you get interested in global issues? I first got introduced to global issues like poverty through the stories of people’s lives in Vietnam that my parents told me since I was a child. The living conditions of people in such developing countries break my heart. If I were to live in such circumstances, I would definitely want to be helped. I think I have the opportunity to help these people, give them hope for a better day, and overall help in downsizing poverty.
What brought you to The Borgen Project? I liked the organization’s ability to connect people of various backgrounds together through a shared interest in improving the lives of the global poor. As an HR person, I get to talk to many applicants from around the U.S. and learn about their skills, their passions, their commitments, and why they want to be part of a national campaign to help the global poor.
– Mantra Roy