Name: Summer Lane
Location: Mauldin, South Carolina
Position: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: $750
How did you get interested in global issues?
I began taking government classes in senior year of high school and learned of the actual, real, and huge impact America has on other countries. Specifically, the ones in dire need of international aid and funding to help their populations escape and battle poverty and starvation. Once I began taking college political science classes about countries other than America, I found that I found international politics and functions much more interesting. I felt the privilege I have as an American citizen was a necessity in order to make a change. This led to my double major in International Business and Political Science, to make as big of an impact as I possibly can.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
I am a people person who believes everyone deserves a chance and should have the same opportunities, regardless of where they come from. We take advantage of our lives in America and I want to bring awareness to the importance of America’s role in global poverty.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
I am a double major in International Business and Political Science at the College of Charleston, minor in Spanish. I was born in Swindon, England to an all English family. In my free time, I like to paint, volunteer at animal shelters, and spend time with my family. Some random facts about me is I can touch my nose with my tongue and I once had blue hair!
My compassion/humility list:
I will do the following for any friends or family who donates in my honor…
- For $50, I will make any silly face for a picture you can post on your social media
- For $100, I will jump in the pool wearing any costume you choose
- For $250, I will get syrup and flour dumped on me
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