Name: Zoey Dorman
Location: Charlottesville, VA
Role: Journalism Intern
How did you get interested in global issues?
I’m involved in a community service organization at school and have loved getting involved in local issues. After experiencing the poverty that at first glance is invisible at UVA, I became interested in broadening my focus to global poverty. I realized that it is far too easy to spend life in a comfortable bubble and ignore the suffering of others, whether by living on a college campus without venturing outside to see the vast socioeconomic disparity in the surrounding area, or failing to look beyond one nation’s borders to the problems all over the world.
What do you do when you’re not fighting global poverty?
I am a rising Fourth Year at the University of Virginia majoring in English (Modern Literature and Culture) and Cognitive Science. I spend my free time obsessing over great literature and forcing everyone I know to read my favorites, volunteering in Charlottesville, and trying to be more worldly.
What have you learned/found interesting about The Borgen Project?
When I first heard about The Borgen Project, it was in the context of its articles, and I assumed this was the extent of the movement. I am consistently impressed by the diversity of its approaches to addressing global poverty, from the blog and magazine to meeting with representatives for policy change. Taking these different angles both allows more people to become involved and creates more opportunities to affect real change.
– Caitlin Pallai