This week's member spotlight shines on our Secretary, Pooja Maiti! Pooja was chosen to be recognized this week for her sweet persona, constant stream of ideas, and outstanding commitment to the organization and our mission!
Hometown: Austin, TX
Major: Computer Science, Minor: Business
What are you most excited about as you enter your Junior year of college?
"I'm super excited to be taking Hindi so that I can enjoy Bollywood movies beyond subtitles."
What has been your favorite UT course so far?
"Hard to choose but Psychology and Hindi, probably."
What has been your favorite memory during your time with GirlAdvocates!?
"Last year, we played a sex-ed trivia game hosted by Healthy Horns. It was fun and weird because we talked about stuff that we usually don't talk about."
Why do you think people should join GirlAdvocates!?
I think GA! and our philanthropy - The GirlEffect - look at the heart of the issue. I think it is extremely important to start empowering girls at a young age and let them know that they are capable of anything. GA! provides all of its members with so many opportunities to help out in our community and even around the world. Also, GA! is comprised of an awesome group of girls!"