Name: Maura Byrne
Location: Stamford, Connecticut
Position: Writing Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
My background in Environmental Science taught me the importance of seeing the full picture of global issues. We are all citizens of the same planet.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Every individual deserves the opportunities that comes with financial security.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I’m spending my summer in Washington, D.C. to enable as much change as I can.

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

  1. $25: Tell you how awesome you are
  2. $75: Write you a poem about just how awesome you are
  3. $100: Sing you a very off-key song titled, “You are Awesome and Here’s Why”
  4. $150+: Social media shoutout about how you’re my favorite person (and the awesome-ist)


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