Name: Mackenzie Schott
Location: Springfield, PA
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
Throughout my academic career, I have taken classes involved with international affairs that has opened my eyes to the intricate details of the international community. The current gap between countries and individuals in the world today both fascinates and concerns me, which sparked my desire to learn more about the topic.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Being born into the environment I was, I rarely had to worry about meeting my own basic needs. However, there are people out there who face this challenge every day, and I am in a position where I can do something about it and get others interested in doing the same. I was raised to always lend a helping hand where I can, and I believe that the U.S. is capable of doing more to help countries faced with extreme poverty which is why I am aiming to make it a top concern on its foreign policy agenda.

Any interesting tidbits to share?

  1. I am currently pursuing a BA in International Studies at American University in Washington, D.C. with a minor in Public Health.
  2. I enjoy activities like running and hiking.
  3. My dog is my favorite being in the world.

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

  1. $75: I will cook you dinner.
  2. $150: I will take care of your pet for a week (i.e. walk your dog).
  3. $200: I will be your personal assistant for a day.


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