Since we are headed to Guatemala is a few hours, now would probably be a good time to introduce myself properly. This year’s mission to Guatemala will be my first experience with the Gift of Sight program and I will be joining the team as the photographer and blogger. I have been working with Humanity First for a few years now; I began volunteering locally in Chicago while I was an undergraduate student at Loyola University of Chicago, and later, I helped organize the annual Walk for Humanity in Chicago for a few years. I also manage the updates on official social media outlets for Humanity First, USA. I currently work in finance, but I have always had an interest in health care issues. Volunteering with the Gift of Sight team is not only giving me the chance to be a part of a great cause, but it is also a way for me to gain more hands-on exposure to global health issues, which is relevant to my future education plans in global health management and policy.
A few of the team members are already in Guatemala, and the rest of us will be joining them tomorrow. We have an early flight out of Houston in the morning, so it’s time for me to catch up on my sleep. Keep an eye on our tweets throughout the upcoming week at @HFUSA to follow the Gift of Sight team as we help put humanity first!