Name: Kate McCarthy
Location: Washington, D.C.
Position: Journalist Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
In high school I took a class called Global Leadership and learned about health issues, economic systems including things like microfinance, and education systems around the world. While I was always interested in global issues and human rights, this class really encouraged me to think and understand more about my role as a global citizen.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
While progress has been made to decrease global poverty, UNICEF reported that 22,000 children die every day due to poverty. I want to help bring a focus on global poverty reduction targets which are aimed to improve the lives of individuals in the world’s most fragile states.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I love to run!

 

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