Why do you think Nourish International is important and meaningful on campus?
Nourish International empowers students to make a lasting impact on extreme poverty. Students at Penn State can come together to come up with sustainable and scalable solutions for the needs of the communities we serve emotionally, financially, and physically throughout the year and during a six-week project abroad.
How did you decide to take on your role as president of Nourish International at Penn State?
When I heard about Nourish through a friend at another college my freshmen year, I was so disappointed it wasn’t on my campus for me to get involved in. There were many other orgs that did mission trips and projects abroad, but I loved how Nourish was so unique in that each chapter worked on its own together to decide what area of the world they wanted to impact and how they would do it every year and form those partnerships with the communities independently. I knew it would be an organization worth bringing here and so I applied to be a Chapter Founder for Nourish PSU.
How does your work with Nourish International give you the opportunity to use your gifts and passions?
There’s a saying, “give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. My passions for philanthropy and sustainability aligned with the visions of Nourish International from the beginning and I am lucky to be part of an organization that allows me to learn everyday on how to become a better volunteer and to make the biggest impact.
Learn more about PSU Nourish International on their website.