Name: Genesis Villafan
Location: South Gate, CA
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues by taking a class during college about global politics. I learned how different other countries run and other challenges they face. Although we do not get affected by some of these global issues directly, I believe they can affect us indirectly.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I am volunteering my time to this cause because I think this an issue we must address. Our country has the means to make a difference in poverty rates, and I want to be the push to get political leaders to act. I want to the be the voice for people who are unable to vouch for themselves.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am a current Political Science Major. I aspire to be involved in the United Nations one day or serve as campaign manager in a election.


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