Name: Hannah Williams
Location: Virginia Beach, Virginia
Position: PR/Marketing Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I am a Politics major at the University of Virginia, and through the politics and humanitarian courses I have taken, I have learned more about those around the world who need our attention. I also spent the last semester volunteering at the International Rescue Committee serving new refugee families in Charlottesville, Virginia. Learning about the multitude of issues that are currently affecting millions of people around the world has been life-changing, and I want to devote my time to being attentive to what is happening around me.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I feel that it is extremely important to use the privilege I have been given to help those who do not have the same opportunities. Through my time at the International Rescue Committee, I have seen the effect that volunteering in any capacity can have, and I think that it is important to donate your time, finances, knowledge, or any other asset you may have when the opportunity is there.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
My hobbies include spending time with my family, watching sports, traveling, and, of course, keeping up with politics. I hope to one day work in humanitarian aid, be a political analyst for a news outlet, or work in social media marketing. I am extremely passionate about global issues, and this internship is giving me the opportunity to work in a sector that I truly care about.

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

  1. $50: Babysitting
  2. $30: Cleaning out closet and reselling clothes
  3. $50: Gardening, mowing grass
  4. $20: Selling baked goods
  5. $20: Run errands (grocery shop, drive kids, make returns)

Anything else you can think of! Just let me know!


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