I was first introduced to World Pulse while reading "Half the Sky" by Nicholas D. Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn. A few chapters of the book were assigned for a Women's Studies class I was taking, but the stories about women throughout the world were so compelling that I couldn't put it down. I finished the last page with a tear in my eye and a new resolve: to do my part to help lift oppression for women worldwide. That's when I paid a visit to World Pulse and decided to get involved.
I have been engaged in the field of journalism since the 8th grade, and previously worked as an editor and multimedia director for a student-run news magazine in Hawaii. During this time, I had the opportunity to help a friend from Burundi document her tragic but inspiring life story. I currently work as a communications director for a small company that produces a skill-building program for at-risk youth throughout the world.
My websites: Happiness-val.blogspot.com Music, volunteer work, writing, hiking, biking, and spending time with my amazingly supportive husband. Prioritizing my time between the good, better, and best in life. Writing, editing, piano and violin
My Vision for the Future
I hope the world can one day be a place where the gifts and talents of passionate, selfless women are recognized and maximized by governments and communities throughout the world.