I am excited to be part of the 2013 Micah Summer Fellowship Program, as I just wrapped up my freshman year at Saint Mary’s College of California. I felt as though I experienced what it is like to “live on the other side” because I knew the very moment that I arrived at Saint Mary’s College that I never felt so privileged. I’ve been living in Southern California all my life, right in the heart of downtown Long Beach, California. Northern California is still very new to me. I am so excited to start working at St. Anthony Foundation which feeds, clothes, and nurtures people in need of help! I am always so amazed at people’s stories and how it has brought them to where they are now. If there is one thing that I do love about this world it is that there is so much to uncover, so much that I still do not know. What better way to start than getting to spend most of my summer with people. I say people because I do not like to make a distinction because many of them do not have a home to go to. People are people. Regardless, many of them have stories just like us, that I know I will become inspired by. I am passionate about social justice within our world and I believe why not be the change that I want to see? We all have struggles, hardships, and other obstacles that have kept us from where we wanted to be in life. More than being able to lend out a hand, I want to be able to lend an ear. LISTENING is key for me! I want to understand, hear these people out, and show them that I genuinely care. I am excited to see what will happen this summer!