Name: Shivani Patel
Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Role: Human Resources Intern
Fundraising Goal: $501
How did you get interested in global issues?
As laughable as it may be, I became interested in global issues through subscriptions on YouTube, and following people on Instagram and Facebook that talk about the concerning matters that occur around the world. As first-world citizens, we don’t see or hear about these issues as often as we should. From there, I learned more about ways in which I can become involved with global issues and play my part in something cool and amazing for everyone!
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
When I first began to explore and see how I can better connect with the rest of the world, I truly enjoyed serving, raising awareness for, and fighting for causes that are for global crisis’ such as poverty and hunger. As a first-world citizen, I have more time and resources on my hands. I want to put the time and power that I do have to good use and serve the world’s poor. I truly believe that serving the world’s poor is the path to a future that we all desire, as it will lead to a world that knows no hunger or poverty.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
- Watching anime (current favorite: Black Clover and Boku no Hero Academia)
- Listening to K-Pop, Bollywood, Nigerian, Nightcore, and other types of music
- Love reading comics and manga;
- Puzzle books and board games
- I have a foodsta!
- Favorite Avengers: Iron Man and Spider-Man
- I’m a Slytherin
- Favorite ASMR: rain with thunder, fireplace cackling, whale sounds
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