New STUFH-CKI Ambassador

Joren LibunaoA new STUFH-CKI Ambassador has been named for the 2015-16 school year. This year, Joren Libunao will take over for Alex Nguyen. Joren introduces himself to us in a short biography below:

Hey there! My name is Joren Libunao, and I will be serving as your 2015-2016 CKI-STUFH Ambassador. I am currently a student at the University of California, San Diego going into my fourth and final year of college as a Management Science Major with a Business Minor. I’m not entirely sure what career path I want to follow, so I have been doing my best to keep my options open. I am leaning towards a career that assists people with their financial needs and making fiscally responsible decisions. However, community service is a different passion I discovered in college with Circle K.

I’ve done many different kinds of service projects, but one of my favorites that I look forward to every week is volunteering at our local food bank, Feeding America San Diego. There, our club volunteers to do many different tasks. One week we would glean, meaning to check for mold or other problems, thousands of pounds of fruits or vegetables to be sent to local schools to feed children, and another week we would be categorizing packaged foods and checking their expiration dates to be sent to poverty-stricken neighborhoods and soup kitchens. While we don’t usually get to see the direct impact, it’s still one of the most productive and impactful service projects I get to do, which is why I love it so much.

I encourage people to take the time to go volunteer at their local food bank, because from what I have seen, people have enjoyed these service projects the most because it’s a lot of fun, it’s very busy, and you make a lasting impact on local communities. You can even sometimes ask the coordinators to assist you in starting a food drive with your school. Every fruit, vegetable, or packaged food you help collect and sort goes a long way.

Joren expects to be involved with many projects over the coming year.

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