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Josh P.2

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Review for PeaceJam Foundation, Arvada, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

While a student at Pine View School, I joined PeaceJam; it proved to be quite the formative experience! I found loving community with like-minded, compassionate students eager to learn how to leverage our privilege to help those in need.

The yearly southeast conferences at FSU were enriching beyond words. I'll never forget talks from Oscar Arias (who demilitarized Costa Rica as their former president) or Jody Williams (who has dedicated her life to removing landmines from former war zones).

At the 2012 conference, I participated in Farm Share, a Miami-based non-profit that rescues produce and redistributes to communities. I was inspired to bring Farm Share to my hometown and started a bi-yearly tradition of food giveaways!

I now tackle food security from a systems perspective as a computer scientist; PeaceJam has thus played a huge role in guiding me towards this fulfilling career path :)

Role:  Volunteer