As Mahatma Gandhi once said, "Be the change you wish to see in the world." And those words have always stuck with me and inspired me to do more. I began with volunteering, a hobby that grew to be a part of me. The feeling of learning someone’s personal story and helping someone is indescribable. The smile that comes from the other person’s face is more than enough reward. It's the simple acts and moments of kindness that touches you, take your breath away, and make you reassess what's important in life.
For me, my interest in social justice became something much more. I knew that no matter what career I chose or whatever I decided to do in the future, social justice would be a part of my life. Volunteering became a stepping stone and led to my interest in social justice. I always wondered what else beyond volunteering I could do. East Villagers became the perfect place. It allowed me to take action and have first-hand experience in social justice. My main focus is in journalism through learning and analyzing these global issues. My interests also include graphic design and accounting. I hope to allow more and more people to learn about East Villagers and bring more awareness to global issues both in my community and beyond it.
No matter who you are, you can make a difference because it only takes that one moment to change somebody's life and be a part of that story.