My heart is in education
The powerful women who inspire me always make contribution and service a major priority in their lives, and I aspire to make a difference, too. I have a deep desire to give children around in Colombia a way to make their lives better - through opportunity, entrepreneurship, and education.
“Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.”
- Malcom X
Since Colombia has always been home to me, I have partnered with the foundation Amigos Del Mar to sponsor the education of children in the island of Tierra Bomba, a severely impoverished island off the coast of Cartagena. Here, the trash from the mainland of Cartagena floats ashore, contaminating the environment and there is little to no opportunity to make money. Children skip school to protect their homes from looters, while parents struggle to provide them with any food at all. Amigos Del Mar is working to change all that by providing these children with education, training them to be athletes and giving their parents entrepreneurial opportunities.