Name: Joe Pencak
Location: Cincinnati, Ohio
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues after taking several courses on global contemporary issues in high school. Last summer, my experience interning with a Member of Parliament in the United Kingdom solidified my desire to pursue international affairs as a career.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
One of our foremost obligations as humans is to care for the least fortunate. Poverty is not an exclusively local problem; millions of people in developing countries struggle to secure basic necessities for themselves and their families. The hardship faced by the global poor can be mitigated if individual citizens take time to make a difference.

Any interesting tidbits to share?

  1. Avid runner and tennis player
  2. Milwaukee native
  3. Attends Xavier University
  4. Enjoys fishing and camping

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

  1. For $50, I will mow your lawn.
  2. For $100, I will cook dinner for you and your family.



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