Name: Jessie List
Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Role: Writing Intern
How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues when I went away to college. It was there, through discussions in my classes, that I realized there was a lot about the world that I wanted to change. I knew that change could only start if I educated myself further, so I began to read about current events and issues, and the rest is history.
What do you do when you’re not fighting global poverty?
My interests change from month to month, but one constant is my passion for learning. As soon as I find a new hobby that interests me, I research it and read anything about it that my eyes can find. I recently went on a week long binge where I tried to learn every possible thing about betta fish. I also really enjoy cooking and experimenting with different spices and herbs. In high school, my friends would always have the standard American lunch of peanut butter and jelly with a side of carrots or pudding, but I would have something like baked carrots, pears and apples sprinkled with cinnamon and crushed walnuts. The looks I got from them were priceless.
What have you learned/found interesting about The Borgen Project?
What I find most interesting about The Borgen Project is its willingness to include all kinds of news. Though its primary focus is to eliminate global poverty, it works to raise awareness of good news occurring around the world, as well as political advocacy success stories.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am a vegetarian, and I am left handed!
– Jack Todd