Q: Where are you from?
A: A beautiful small coastal town called Nelson Bay 2 hours north of Sydney Australia
Q: What university do you attend?
A: University of Newcastle
Q: What are you studying?
A: International Affairs and Politics
Q: What do you want to do when you “grow up”?
A: Undecided, however I do know that whatever I do will largely be focused on the flight against poverty in third world nations. This may be directly through hands on aid work, or more indirectly through advocacy for increased government aid and community awareness.
Q: Why did you want to apply to be an Online Intern?
A: Because it was a wonderful opportunity to expand my knowledge & leadership, and to be an advocate within an organization I so support. To be completely honest, it is also a wonderful opportunity to gain experience and add to my CV for future employment within the International Aid industry.
Q: Why are you interested in WFP and the work we do around the world?
A: Because the concept and action of feeding the hungry is at the very foundations of aid, development and general human compassion. The WFP is a wonderful example of effective aid, and an organization implementing long term solutions to the issue of hunger. Also, I am a huge advocate for increasing government funding towards international aid, and am proud to be a part of a nation (Australia) that is directly supporting, and continuing to increase support towards the vision and works of the WFP.
Follow Christina on Twitter @Christina_OB and stay tuned to find out how Christina engaged her social network offline during her online internship to help spread the word about WFP.