“I’ve been so fortunate to see so many different opportunities and have those be a reality if I wanted them,” said Emily Chong, a service officer for Catchafire, a company that matches professions with non-profits. “But what that causes is stasis from too many options, so not ever knowing if I’m ever in the right space.”
“I always consider that there are other realities than the one that I immediately see in any given situation, and I try to communicate those different perspectives in my films,” documentary filmmaker Ruchika Muchhala said.
Megan Root, 28, and her partner, Eoin Flinn, are Global Slackers, having traveled to 30 countries over 464 days on just $26,023.
“I like how it’s so entirely different from anything I’ve ever done before,” said TCK model Hanna Stagg. “It’s challenging in a way I’ve never been challenged before, you have to put yourself out there and get ready for rejection all the time.”
“The one fundamental hypothesis at GlobalGiving is that the world is connected, and the world is better off connected,” said TCK Mari Kuraishi, co-founder and president of the global nonprofit philanthropy. “We should care because it’s not just altruistic, but it affects your well-being.”
“I’m fortunate through Boticca to meet some of the world’s most inspiring and creative people,” said Kiyan Foroughi, CEO of Boticca.com. “I’m constantly fascinated by the way their minds work and how they see the world.”
“I want to make sure my impact on the world is in the most positive manner I can,” Jason Trefts said. “Music is a way for me to release the sadness and try help people feel better as well as myself.”