Name: Trisha Samaroo
Location: Queens Village, New York
Position: Political Affairs Intern
Fundraising Goal: $500
How did you get interested in global issues?
I became interested in global issues when I participated in a Model United Nations class in high school. In Model United Nations, I was able to represent a variety of countries across the world, and it opened my eyes to the amount of issues each country faces and how others can lend a helping hand.
Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor?
Helping others is what I want to do with my life and in my career. Living in the United States, I have been so fortunate in many ways and sometimes take for granted what I have. There are millions of people around the world who lack the resources and opportunities that I have and to be able to help them in any way possible can serve them well. As a political science major in college, I wish to use the knowledge I have gained to acquire a career where I do meaningful and helpful work.
Any interesting tidbits to share?
Some of my hobbies include drawing, painting, writing poetry, and more. My art can be political sometimes and have depicted situations of starving children, gun violence in schools, a Holocaust survivor, and more. My poetry can also be political, with some about war, the killing of millions of girls worldwide, and also comparing first-world problems to problems people face around the world. I like using my creativity to express myself and to also send a message or create a conversation.
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