Name: Melissa Quist
Location: Aubrey, Texas
Position: Writer

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
As I have grown older I have realized more and more that it is near impossible to be blind to the issues of the world. It came to a point where I had to decide if I was going to ignore what did not directly affect me, or if I was going to do something.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I want to do something in life that matters, and the best way I can think of to do this is by using my love for writing to advocate for others. What good is a passion if it is not used to accomplish good?

Any interesting tidbits to share?
Reading and writing are my main hobbies, but I also absolutely love the ocean and everything in it. Animals generally tend to make me pretty happy, too.


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