We wanted to show you some of the wonderful students in EWB and how much your donation is affecting their lives.
Jared Mackey is a Junior majoring in Chemical Engineering and is the International Stove Project Lead for EWB. He will be working on the Stove Implementation in Guatemala. He is in the Unversity Singers choir and loves to play intramural sports. Jared's hobbies include pen turning and drinking coffee.
Questions We Asked Jared
Q: What do you love about EWB?
A: EWB is a club with a meaning. A lot of student organizations are focused more on the members but EWB is meant to benefit others. Time and effort spent with EWB feels like time and effort spent making a difference.
Q: Why do you want to go to Guatemala?
A: When you go to Guatemala and see the faces of the families in the community, it makes poverty much more real. You realize that it could just as easily have been you in that situation. Suddenly, making a difference for one person is much more important. This is why I want to be a part of the work in Guatemala.
Q: What do you hope to achieve on the trip?
A: We hope that on the trip we can build a new stove for the school at La 46. This could have a big impact on the community because it provides a more efficient and safer cooking method than the open fires they are using now.
Q: What makes you laugh the most?
A: Videos of cats getting scared by cucumbers.
Q: What is a fun fact about yourself?
A: My high school graduating class consisted of 11 students (including myself).