Name: Grace Biermacher
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues during high school when I traveled to Quito, Ecuador. While the family I stayed with was not impoverished, my eyes were open to just how different living conditions are for people living in developing countries. This past fall, I took an introductory International Studies course, and I learned about global development in a broad sense and became interested in policy that works towards improving living conditions as well as economies of developing countries. Global issues have always fascinated me, and interning for The Borgen Project is such an amazing opportunity for me to raise awareness for the importance of advocating for policy that will help solve these global issues.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I am volunteering my time to serve the world’s poor because I am passionate about The Borgen Project’s mission and hope that I am able to spread the word about this organization to as many of my friends and family that I possibly. I am also eager to have my voice heard by my Congressional leaders and advocate for foreign aid policy.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
While I’m not talking about The Borgen Project, I am most likely enjoying coffee with a friend, studying for an Econ test, or finding a new restaurant to try.

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

  1. For a $10 donation, I will send you a video of me dancing (very badly) to the song of your choice!
  2. For a $50 donation, I will bake you the cookies of your choice and send them to your house!
  3. For a $100 donation, I will run a 5k in your honor!


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– Gov. Jay Inslee (WA)


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