Name: Emmaleigh Utter
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Position: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: $800
How did you get interested in global issues?
I first became interested when I visited Cincinnati’s National Underground Railroad Freedom Center at the age of seventeen. I had never heard of human trafficking before, and the main exhibit featured modern-day slavery. I was spurred by the personal testimonies of sex trafficking victims, and such have learned about the deeper global issues intertwined with slavery and extreme poverty.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I recently received my B.S. in Public Affairs and wanted a worthy cause to devote my time to where it could potentially benefit millions of people. More than that, I have a loud voice on a daily basis, and not giving it to those who have no way to be heard is just such a waste.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
While I prefer the beach, my cat likes cool deciduous climates, so I am conflicted with finding an environment that is a good compromise for us both. I also cannot help but feel unsettled unless music or background noise is playing. Notably, I am perfectly content hiking with my cat while I play good mood music in the forest.
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- If you donate more than $50 in my honor, and contact me afterward, I will deep clean the dirtiest room/pet in your home. Otherwise, you will receive a genuinely thoughtful Thank You Letter from me!
- If you donate more than $100 in my honor, and really want me to, I will deep clean your entire home/all your pets (I prefer the latter). Otherwise, you will receive the funniest, yet still most genuinely thoughtful Thank You Letter from me!
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