“During my childhood I knew there was more to life than the bourgeois pursuit of security.” – Rabbi Mayer Schiller
“I am no longer accepting the things I cannot change. I am changing the things I cannot accept.”
“No one is free until we are all free.” – MLK Jr.
One common thread throughout my diverse academic, professional and volunteering history has been my commitment to service. I cannot remember a time when I did not feel a profound spiritual calling to reduce human suffering.
My undergraduate research was largely focused on themes of international human rights. As a student leader, I founded a campus organization focusing on mental health awareness. As a social worker, I advocated for some of the most vulnerable populations in our society. As an educator, I worked to level the playing field for recent immigrant students. As a board member of my local time bank, I demonstrated my support for economic justice. As a journalist and writer, I have used my voice to promote gun control, police reform and anti-racism.
I hope that my work will continue to lead me in exciting directions where I get to use my unique skill set and background to serve humanity.