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Get to Known Danielle Cox

June 25, 2010

Danielle Cox

Arvada, CO

Lynchburg College

3rd Year Scholar


For most of my life I've known my calling was to do something more, to make a difference in the world. I chose to major in International Relations because I know the world is much bigger than just myself and my community. After graduation, I hope to work for a non-governmental organization (NGO) in the international sector. Over Christmas break, I was fortunate to work with an NGO when I traveled to India for a class on NGO's and the developing world. While there I worked with the HOPE Foundation, an organization that focuses on education and vocational training in impoverished communities throughout the country.

I was very nervous about going to India because I was afraid that I would find out that what I have been aspiring to do for most of my life is not the right fit for me at all! However after less than a day, I realized that being in a third world country, while absolutely heartbreaking, does not faze me at all. In fact I can't wait to get back to India to work to make people's lives better! I'm so thankful for experiences in India, because they were an affirmation that I am on the right path. After graduation, I hope that I will have the opportunity to serve as a Global Mission Intern or in the Peace Corps. I want to be able to hel improve other people's quality of life first-hand.

I know that serving others is NOT just something I want to do; it is something I am compelled to do because of my faith as a Christian. I believe very adamantly in the power of "leading by example". By following my calling and serving others, I hope to show my fellow Christians as well as non-Christians that serving others leads to a more full life and that God has a calling for everyone.