Name: Heather Freeman
Location: Baltimore, MD
Position: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues at a very young age. I can remember subscribing to National Geographic and being astounded that life abroad was so very different from my own. Again, in my graduate studies, I find myself astounded that my opinions of global issues as a child were so incomplete. Famine, poverty, economic development, and healthcare resource scarcity are just a few of the topics that I have researched over the last two years – and I am still in the infancy of my efforts to truly understand how to help.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I chose to intern with The Borgen Project because, in today’s political world, advocacy is key. I feel so fortunate to live in a free country where opportunity is only limited by my will to succeed. I believe that working with local legislation is one of the only ways to provide these same opportunities to foreign regions.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I read over 30 books last year – not one of them was fiction!
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