Being an Indian American, I grew up visiting India every year. It was during these trips that I began to see the significant disparities between my life and the underprivileged in India. My parents strongly believed in giving back and made sure I accompanied them when they distributed food or gave blankets to the poor in India. These early experiences shaped my desire to serve my community and I found myself volunteering through the American Cancer Society throughout middle and high school. In college, NYU’s Office of Student Activities gave me the opportunity to go on six service trips and be a four-year board member through Alternative Breaks and be President of Habitat for Humanity. These experiences were my greatest learning experiences. Following graduation, I enrolled in TouroCOM, where I hope to instill a commitment to community service in my position as vice president of the Student Government Association.