Name: Macklyn Hutchison
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Regional Director

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
For all the incredible cultural, linguistic, and geographical diversity that the world has to offer, we share a common humanity that is too often forgotten. By educating ourselves on global issues, we stand to be a part of the work to mend divisions both between and within societies, and to gain invaluable perspectives on a variety of topics and issues. I have seen this firsthand through interacting with people of other cultures and nationalities, and from a political standpoint, I think it is crucial to recognize and cherish international diversity and value all people as equals, regardless of where they live.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Poverty is an issue which impacts people in our own backyard and on the other side of the world. It is one of the largest issues of all time and seemingly insurmountable. However, when there are enough resources in the world to provide for all people, there is no reason why some people should go without. I am spending my summer working with the Borgen Project because I believe in someday achieving a world without poverty.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am a student at Rice University, majoring in political science and music. My favorite hobbies include hiking, experimenting with food, listening to podcasts, and visiting new coffee shops.

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
1. For every $1 donated, I will do 1 sit-up (do it for my abs)
2. For $10 or more: Enter you in a raffle to win a gift basket
3. For $50 or more: Bake you a special dessert, to suit your individual sweet tooth
4. For $150 or more: Cook you a three-course meal


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