I am new to the rhythms of Rumba, but my heart has always synced to a philanthropic beat.
Before I came to Arizona State University (ASU) as a Medallion Scholar, I volunteered throughout high school for many organizations including FED. It largely served the homeless population in Mesa with canned food and clothing drives. I developed an affinity for community work around hunger and homelessness which led me to found the Student United Way at ASU.
As an undergrad, I discovered another passion: dancing. I also discovered that a good dancer and an effective philanthropist share many of the same qualities:
A dancer who follows her own lead inspires others to follow theirs—just as someone passionate about giving back to the community inspires others to do the same. Giving yourself fully to the experience—whether dancing or volunteering—can’t help but transform yourself and everyone around you.
Join my former Student United Way members Saturday, Nov. 15 for “Dancing With The Devils” and groove the night away for yourself and more importantly, for a good cause.