Name: Malasia Williams
Location: Fresno, CA
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues? I became interested while taking a global problems course. In this class, we discussed various things occurring in countries all over the world, most environmentally, and how they were pursuing steps to solve them. What really stuck out to me was how developing nations had these ideas and concerns that were continuously pushed in the background because developed nations did not see them as an issue.

The consequence of that led to tens of thousands of people becoming displaced, famine, death, and in some cases, war. However, another thing that stuck out to me was that these developing nations still tried to do all they could to help the global community as a whole, and slowly, so did the more advanced nations. This is what first made me interested in global issues. Seeing how nations can come together to solve problems that prove beneficial to not only the world’s poor, but also to the world’s wealthy as well.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor? I chose to volunteer because I truly believe I can make a difference, big or small. Making people aware of legislation that can help the world’s poor, contacting or calling Congress may seem small at the moment, but if enough make those calls, send emails, and just spread awareness, it can make a huge difference.

Any interesting tidbits to share? A hobby of mine is baking. I particularly enjoy making new and unique dishes that I have never tried before.

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