I wrote an almost 1500-word document until I verified and saw we should post only 200 words, so I'll attach the longer version as a PDF.
I come from a very poor and dangerous neighbourhood in Bucharest, Romania (Eastern Europe) where everything was scarce, including education. Because I come from a poor background and am part of a minority group, it was difficult for my family to achieve normal levels of education, so education and academic succes are very important to me.
I decided to use my educational background and my knowledge to help bring and raise awareness and create advocacy among women and men for women's rights, and to help women and men in their search for professional succes with my two small and voluntary platforms.
This is done mostly online and by community organizing. I hope to get more input and knowledge from World Pulse and its wonderful team and members.