Name: Nikhil Sharma
Location: Lake Forest, California
Position: Journalism Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I consider global issues, such as extreme poverty to be a major challenge in advancement. We have come a long way, and I seek to work towards helping people be able to live in a civil society where they have the opportunity to maximize their growth. Human potential is vast, and we may have already missed out on some great minds that could have made the world a better place, but were unable to do so due to externalities such as lack of income or resources.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
It is the most impactful work I can strive towards while encouraging others to become involved. This issue had been niggling at my mind for the past few months as I gained more knowledge about the unfortunate reality of some parts of the world where there is an abundance of latent talent. Thus, it is a personal duty to volunteer a part of my time to serve the world’s poor and contribute towards their development.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
Art embellishes life that is worthless without it.

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