As an undergraduate student at Creighton University, majoring in philosophy and minoring in international relations and French, I am very grateful for this opportunity to learn by working with the Voices for Children team. Everyone has been so kind and welcoming, which makes me look forward to coming into the office!
From celebrating Voices for Children’s 30th birthday to writing this blog post, I have been able to learn a lot about children’s issues on both the state and federal level. Every day there is more data to read and topics to research on the inequalities the children and families in Nebraska face. So far, I have learned about solitary confinement, the Children’s Health Insurance Program, and the data on how race and ethnicity affects the growth of children.
It is a very humbling experience to witness the whole team work towards accomplishing Voices for Children’s mission. I love taking what I learn at Voices for Children and applying this knowledge in my extracurricular activities and class settings.
I have always been passionate about working for and with children and I try to expand my experience as much as possible. Outside of class and my internship, I participate in Creighton’s Love Your Melon team, which works to fight pediatric cancer and support local families. Additionally, I am on the Model United Nations team and focus on learning about international socio-cultural and human rights issues that affect children and their futures.
My experience here continues to inspire my career path, which is to someday earn a JD degree to practice international law. I see an overlap in the goals that Voices for Children has set for the Nebraska community and the developmental goals the UN has set for the international community in order to improve the lives of children.
I am excited to continue to learn at Voices for Children and work with the whole team!