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[font=arial, sans-serif]My name is Akshara and I'm a rising senior at the Liberal Arts and Science Academy in Austin, Texas. I'm really passionate about women's empowerment, computer science, and STEM education. Outside of Givology, I'm president of my school's Ambassadors program, the Women in Computer Science Club, the Lecture Series, the nonprofit Girls Giving Grants, and captain of the Science Olympiad team.
[/font][font=arial, sans-serif][b]1. How did you find Givology and what made you want to join?[/b][/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif]I learned about Givology through the National Center for Women and Information Technology (NCWIT)'s Facebook Group. I really loved Givology's focus on small grassroots organizations that make a difference. I also loved how Givology really connects with all the organizations they partner with and makes the giving process very interactive. Both of these things made me want to join the Givology team.[/font][font=arial, sans-serif]
[b]2. What does Givology's mission mean to you?[/b]
Givology's mission to spread education around the world is meaningful to me because of the importance of this mission. Education is an important factor to being successful in today's global economy and providing an education to even one child makes a difference in their life and their future plans. As someone who has watched students experience the joy of learning, being able to do the same for students who do not have access to education is truly rewarding.
[/font][b]3. What do you hope to achieve from volunteering with Givology?[/b]
[font=arial, sans-serif]I really hope to broaden my horizons by learning about a lot of smaller nonprofits that are doing incredible work throughout the world. As someone who is interested in social entrepreneurship and computer science in the future, learning about the nonprofit world from a well-run organization like Givology will provide me with a lot of experience to carry with me through higher education and the workplace. [/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif][b]4. What is you advice for anyone thinking about joining Givology?[/b][/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif]Join Givology! There is something to do for everyone whether you're interested in technology, social media, design, advertising, or anything else. Givology is a really connected network of interns and team members throughout the world and gives you the opportunity to have a voice and be a leader in the organization.[/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif][b]5. What gives you motivation everyday to volunteer?[/b][/font]
[font=arial, sans-serif]Knowing that you are helping someone else across the world receive an education is motivation in itself. Understanding how impactful volunteering can be really puts the whole experience into greater perspective.[/font]
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