Name: Meredith Charney
Location: Swampscott, MA
Position: Writer Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
In my view, almost all issues are global issues. To restrict one’s concern about a problem to one’s own region is to ignore a large proportion of people affected by that issue.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
The circumstances of a person’s birth should not determine their lot in life. I have been privileged to have my basic needs met and to be able to pursue my goals in life, and I intend to work toward making those opportunities available to others around the world. We should all strive for a world in which every person is able to live life and seek happiness without having to worry about access to food, water, housing, or education.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
I study linguistics at McGill University, and in my free time, I enjoy performing improv comedy, and I do crossword puzzles.

 

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