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  • Graduation Spotlight: Jiawen Pek

    [b]Where will you/ where did you go to school?[/b] I went to a local high school in Singapore for my A Levels, and will matriculate at Tufts University in Medford, MA in September! [b]What did you/what will you study? [/b] I've always loved world literature for the complexities and nuances of stories, and loaded up on English Lit courses for my A Levels. I will probably study English and possibly add on International Relations. My interests are all over the place. I am hoping to find something that combines cultural studies with language and has some relevance to social justice. [b]When did you become involved with Givology and why? What do you do for Givology?[/b] I started as a graphic design intern in January 2014, mainly because I love design and wanted to do something with it for social justice and causes. I was and am particularly passionate about education, especially in Asia, and Givology was a great opportunity for me to make an impact in that area. It's made me rea...
  • Graduation Spotlight: Joyce Ou

    [b]Where will you/ where did you go to school?[/b] I will attend Yale University in the fall. [b]What did you/what will you study?[/b] Ideally, I hope to double major in molecular/cellular biology and global affairs, although those majors are tentative--I want to explore various areas of study in college. I do have a particular interest in studying global health through integrating these two majors. [b]When did you become involved with Givology and why? What do you do for Givology?[/b] Driven by a desire to break out of the classroom environment and make real world impact, I became involved with Givology in March 2014. I was drawn to Givology's mission, as my own personal experiences definitely shaped my own values to be similar to those of Givology. Givology's cause is something I'm passionate about and it inspired me to become more involved. I run Givology's magazine, which essentially means I edit all the articles and create the layouts, keeping the magazine on s...
  • Graduation Spotlight: Marta Djalleta

    They call it commencement for a reason. It is a time when something ends. However it also initiates a beautiful beginning full of new experiences, untold stories, and dreams waiting to be achieved. As I encounter my last moments of my high school career, I reflect on the time I have spent with some of my first friends, people that I have seen pick their noses, have their first kiss, and get accepted into Harvard. My educational life has been comparable to a bubble. Within it is an environment that has been filled with the same people and same daily routine. This bubble is one of comfort that I have been living inside for the past 18 years. Seldom have I ever been forced to take on a challenge that I could not handle without the help of family and friends. Nonetheless, this is all about to change as my comfortable bubble pops and I am forced to open new doors and conquer new terrain. I will be taking on all of these new challenges at Elon University. There, I will be studying interna...
  • Graduation Spotlight: Ru-Ping Chen

    Today is Saturday, May 16, 2015. It is exactly one day after my graduation ceremony from Glen. A. Wilson High School, and among the various Instagram posts, Tumblr posts and others about the significance of high school, I sit here at a loss for words. These feelings, I can assure you, are not of the unhappy sort, however. I merely feel lost as most do when one chapter of their lives comes to an end. The next chapter will start at UC Berkeley, and funnily enough, I'm an undeclared major. I can't understand how I feel about the end of high school, I can't comprehend the brevity of the end of such an experience, but there is something meaningful perhaps, among the incomprehension and the feelings of fear. I can't quite identify these feelings and trying to say otherwise would be contrite. In fact, writing that my seventeen-year existence has given rise to a mature individual would be a disgrace to the integrity of this blog post. And I choose to be honest. And in my...
  • Graduation Spotlight Announcement

    Graduation is one of the greatest accomplishments a student achieves. It is a ceremony that allows students to relish in their academic success. The receiving of their diploma represents the handwork, dedication, and perseverance they have put into their education. It is an event that they will forever cherish and remember. The Givology community has a number of students who are graduating this year. Over the coming days and weeks, we are excited to share a "Graduation Spotlight" series to celebrate our graduates by featuring our interviews with them. On behalf of Givology, we would like to say: Congratulations, Class of 2015! [img]/images/user/1842_8285645193703812594.png[/img]