Name: Stacy Phu
Location: New York, New York
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $500

How did you get interested in global issues?
I’ve always felt an urge (as most of us should) to be cognizant of the injustices taking place in the world. Moving to New York and starting college was when I become more concerned with the conflicts and struggles that face many minorities, cultures, and groups of people here and overseas. I feel that I have a platform to use my privilege to tackle global issues. Taking on different perspectives outside of my own allows for an understanding and desire to shift social and systemic barriers that hold people back.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
It’s only human nature to feel compassion for others, especially for those disadvantaged. I find myself, at times, consumed in my own life—jaded by my privilege and unmindful to the conditions outside of my New York City bubble. Advocating for the world’s poor as an American citizen, a daughter of immigrants, and a political science and international relations student is more so an obligation than anything else. Not only is this a growing opportunity for me personally and professionally, but the effects will improve US foreign policy and bring awareness to the conditions of global poverty.

Any interesting tidbits to share?
My passions include (in no particular order): Ratatouille, bees, the Obamas, and social justice.

My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…

  1. $20: I will send a personalized haiku.

 

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