Name: Deanna Henry
Location: Columbus, OH
Position: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues from being interested locally after becoming active in my community, particularly in Animal Rights. I saw issues in my town: a well-off, rather advantaged area, and realized that even more pressing, urgent issues lied abroad. It wasn’t easy getting involved as a high school student due to location and resources, but once I went to college, I was able to make a larger impact through my voice and volunteering efforts. This led me to apply to The Borgen Project, an organization dedicated to what’s important to me.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I was born with privilege. White privilege, class privilege, etc. It would be irresponsible and selfish of me not to dedicate my time toward helping those who are not as fortunate as I am. Not only is it the right, moral thing to do, but volunteering teaches values of hard work, generosity, and empowerment—all attributes that I strive to maintain.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
- Professional photographer
- Avid reader
- Passionate about animal rights- I spent 10 years volunteering at a local shelter
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- Run 0.5 miles
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