My appreciation for diverse cultures and beliefs came as I had the opportunity to live in the Philippines for 18 months. I experienced firsthand the goodness of people everywhere. I am passionate about helping people who live specifically in crisis. This concentrated interest in working with refugee populations developed last year when I traveled to Greece and worked for 3 months with a maternal health organization providing care to Syrian refugees. I came home and got more involved with local refugees in my community. They speak to my heart and I love their resilience, faith and commitment to life. I believe that we all have so much to learn from them.