Name: Monica Roth
Location: Providence, R.I.
Role: Writer Intern
How did you get interested in global issues? I’ve cared about the world from a young age, and I got exposure to global issues through church and school. It really frustrated me, and hearing how we are solving these problems encourages me that there’s hope.
What do you do when you’re not fighting global poverty? I play on the Brown Women’s Rugby team, which just got varsity status! Or I’m watching movies and goofing off.
What have you learned/found interesting about The Borgen Project? I really like the approach The Borgen Project has toward fighting poverty. I never really thought about going to the government as the best choice to fight global poverty, but it makes sense because it really is an investment in our own country’s welfare.
— Whitney Garrett