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Reha Kakkar

Reha Kakkar

Hello, Madam President: Kirsten Gillibrand

Personal Background: Senator Kirsten Elizabeth Gillibrand is an attorney and politician serving as the junior senator from New York since 2009. She graduated magna cum laude at Dartmouth College in 1988 and received her J.D. from the UCLA School of Law in 1991. She was born in Albany to attorney parents and has an older brother and younger sister. Gillibrand’s maternal grandmother was a founder of the Albany Democratic Women’s Club. She spent her early career


International Volunteering and the “White Saviour Industrial Complex”

I have been recently struck, as most young people often are, with an insatiable desire to help the world. I soon thought to capitalize on my upcoming trip to India and set out to find an organization that would allow me to help out wherever I could. Turns out it’s really not that hard. There were a seemingly infinite number of organizations for that exact purpose. However, upon scrolling through the photo galleries of these

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