I have a bachelor’s degree in history and have always drawn great inspiration from historical figures who stood up for what is right, broke barriers, battled oppression or inspired the world through art. My entire life I have had a great desire to help those less fortunate or who do not have the voice that perhaps I have. These values were instilled in me as a young person by my parents and grandparents, who showed me every day what it takes to be a good person. I believe that everybody needs help from time to time no matter their station in life, and it makes me happy to be able to help others because I have certainly needed help in my own life. Non-profit work allows me to make a difference as well as to provide for my family, so it’s a natural fit.