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‘The pride I felt after volunteering’

We know you lead a busy life, full of activities, many of which are required of you. Tell us about something you do for the pleasure of it. (100 words or fewer)

I was introduced to New York through the frigid mornings of 5K races. Although I wasn’t always a competitor, the weekends I spent volunteering at events around the city soon translated to hours leading students, whether they were painting houses for flood victims or preparing meals at the homeless shelter. It was always the new faces I’d encounter, the smiles I’d face at the end of the day, and the pride I felt after volunteering that inspired my activism. Having founded a non-profit, I still find myself seeking out opportunities to volunteer and to find pleasure in helping others.