Name: Joseph Mullen
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
Role: Advocate

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I am passionate about African Studies, and I want to learn more about foreign policy after engaging in Model United Nations in High School.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Poverty is a major problem in South Africa, where much of my family lives, and I believe the United States has an obligation to help those in poverty.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I have been to over 30 countries, including Zimbabwe and Botswana.

My Compassion/Humility List I will do the following for any friends and family who donate in my honor.

  • For 250 dollars, I will make a speech in public about poverty.
  • For 400 dollars, I will go skydiving.
  • For 500 dollars, I will travel across Africa.

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