Name: Ji Won Kang
Location: Cypress, California
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues? I got interested in global issues because of a class at university called international politics. The class covered the basics of international politics, including the issues that are threatening the world order and how they are all connected. This includes the weaknesses in the United Nation along with constant cycle of poverty, food shortage, and war. The course also went over how governments, institutions, and citizens can make a difference through their actions and political activities.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor? Because it is the right thing to do. I also wish to gain experience for admissions to graduate school in either international relations or international development and pursue a career in the field of international relations. I would like to have a future career in the State Department, USAID, or the United Nations. I think becoming a Political Affairs Intern for The Borgen Project is a good first step.

Any interesting tidbits to share? There are not a lot of interesting tidbits about me. I am quite fond of the MCU movies, with the exception of the ones I do not like and comics. I like generally nerdy things, like comics, Star Wars, and Harry Potter along with long walks, dogs, and biking.

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

  1. Write a thank you email ($1-20)
  2. Write a thank you letter ($1-20)
  3. Take you out to lunch or dinner on my wallet ($20+)
  4. Walk your dog, if applicable  ($20+)
  5. Make dinner ($15+)
  6. Babysit ($20+)

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