Name: Nicholas Ponzio
Location: North Haven, Connecticut
Position: Writing Intern

Fundraising Goal: $1,000

How did you get interested in global issues? I became interested in global issues after reading many stories throughout high school about how poverty-stricken our world is. Even while attending college, reading and watching stories about poverty-stricken areas always resonated with me because I wanted to be able to have the opportunity to change those situations. After learning about how millions of people don’t have access to clean water or sanitation, I decided that I wanted to play a part in educating people who did not know the extent of the situations that occur on our planet.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor? I am volunteering my time to serve the world’s poor because my philosophy is that people should help one another no matter what country they’re from. We are all humans living on this Earth, and we should help one another in our times of need and strife. I believe that I have the ability to educate people on not only the living conditions of the world’s poor, but how to extend a helping hand to aid them as well. It is important for the human race to have all of us strengthen our well-being, no matter where we are from.

Any interesting tidbits to share? I write for both publications at the University of Massachusetts (The Daily Collegian, The Amherst Wire), where I am a student. I also write for Isolated Nation, a pop-culture publication based in Perth, Australia, where I studied abroad during the Spring Semester of 2019.

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