Name: Laura Rogers
Location: Santa Rosa, California
Position: Writing Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues? I became interested in global issues because of my family’s constant travelling between the U.S. and Central America. At a young age, I realized the great cultural divide that existed between those living in the U.S. and those living in the rest of the world, and I saw an opportunity to bridge that gap by raising awareness about the issues that matter to everyone. As someone who experienced first-hand the levels of poverty that some families undergo when living in third-world countries, I have become deeply invested in raising awareness and trying to find solutions to these global issues.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor? I was raised in Nicaragua and saw the detrimental effects of global poverty. I have since made it my mission to help the cause in any way possible. For as long as I can remember, I have done volunteer work and community service in order to provide those less fortunate with the means necessary to improve their lives. Since I have returned to the U.S. to attend college, I am now trying to find other ways to help the cause, such as supporting The Borgen Project in passing legislation, which can have a significant impact in reducing poverty.
Any interesting tidbits to share? I am an international relations and diplomacy and economics double major. I love to keep busy, so I am always finding things to keep me occupied, whether that be interning at The Borgen Project, working part time at In-N-Out Burger in California, reading books, learning a new language, or writing articles about topics I find interesting, among other things. I also love organizing, whether it be an event, my room, my schedule, or anything else.
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- $100: Wash your laundry for 1-month
- $150: Use my IT skills to troubleshoot any problems you may have with any devices (Microsoft, Apple, etc.)
- $200: Use my superb organizational skills for whatever you need (organizing your house, your schedule/life, any upcoming events, anything else)
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