I am a UCLA graduate with more than eight years of experience as a freelance writer and blogger. I was born in Philadelphia where I spent my formative years. After I got married, I lived in different parts of the world including India, Philippines, Ireland and Japan. I feel strongly about gender equality and poverty alleviation. During my stay in India, I volunteered at two NPOs where I worked closely with slum kids and poor women. In Charlotte, where I currently stay, I have formed a group focused on helping poor kids in the developing countries such as India.