Name: Keely Dion
Location: Medway, MA
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
Having studied French since elementary school, I had an early introduction to global affairs via my understanding of the francophone world. From there, I continued my studies at The George Washington University where I major in both International Affairs and French. As a Peace Studies minor, I am interested in pursuing humanitarian work around the world, including the eradication of global poverty.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I feel extremely privileged that I was born into the life that I live, and I would like to use said privilege to serve those who were not given the same opportunities as me. Using the political tools that The Borgen Project has taught me, I plan to lobby Congress in support of legislation protecting foreign aid for global poverty reduction, and to mobilize and educate my fellow Americans on how to do the same.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
When I am not serving the world’s poor, I am studying at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where I will begin my junior year in the fall. This coming semester, I will be studying abroad with a French immersion program traveling to Paris, France; Rabat, Morocco; and Dakar, Senegal. I have interests in foreign language, music, and theatre, as well as a love for dogs. Someday, I hope to work abroad as a diplomat or humanitarian.

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

  1. $20: I will babysit or pet sit for your family
  2. $50: I will cook dinner for you
  3. $75+: I will get you a personalized gift as a thank you



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