Like all people at Oxfam, my goal in life is to contribute to a more just and equal world, to eradicate poverty and to secure human rights for all. This is quite visionary and vague, so I am still figuring out how exactly I want to do that. I did two bachelor degrees, International Business Administration and International Communication and Media, which both did not exactly line up with this ambition. Through this internship at Oxfam as a campaign supporter for Land Rights Now, I hope to get a clearer idea on how to accomplish my dreams.
1.What has been your biggest success until now?
My biggest success is the personal growth I have experienced in the past few years. In just a few years’ time, I have done so many great things that have been extremely valuable. Volunteering, traveling, studying, and working: it all brought me to where I am today. I have become more confident and more certain of what I want to do and achieve in life. Through all those experiences, I found my purpose: contributing to a more just and equal world.
2.What is your best memory?
My best memory is my entire time in Hawaii. Last fall, I studied in Honolulu, Hawaii for five months and absolutely had the time of my life. The islands of Hawaii are a true paradise, but there are also rough landscapes.
3.If you could do anything you’d want right now, what would it be?
I wish I was on top of a mountain that I just hiked, looking over the amazing view. I love hiking and landscape photography, and nothing is better than the thrill of reaching the top of a mountain after a long hike, taking in the beautiful view, and trying to capture it on photo.
4.As a kid, what did you want to be when you’d grow up?
Although I changed my mind about every week, I have always been fascinated by archeology. As a kid, I could hardly pronounce the word but I always loved history and thought that archeologists were truly living the dream, spending all day digging up cool stuff from the past. I changed my mind when I learned that archeologists do not just randomly dig in the ground and find dinosaurs all the time, but actually have to do a lot of research and usually only find bits and pieces of boring pots and pans…