Here at No One Without, we love getting to know the people behind the organizations. Friendship is our number one priority in partnership. In order to be successful at a partnership, you have to understand each other, laugh with one other, and do life with one another.
We want to you to meet Adam from Thirst Relief. Adam is Mr. Communications over there in the land of bio-sand filters and life changing clean water! He’s got some good moves, good taste in cookies, and good advice for all of us. Let’s get to know Adam!
1. How did you get involved with Thirst Relief? I got introduced to them through my college roommate which led to an internship with Thirst Relief the summer before my senior year.
2. What’s the best part of your job? My favorite part is getting to read the project updates and hear stories about the lives being directly impacted. It’s an extremely rewarding reminder for why we exist.3. What’s the hardest part of your job? Doing the tasks that can sometimes feel tedious. It varies week by week.4. Favorite kind of cookie? Chocolate chip cookies just out of the oven. Am I allowed to add with some ice cream? Because that is borderline utopia for me.5. Best dance move in your bag of tricks? I’ve got a pretty wide assortment depending on the environment. The majority of them are Night at the Roxbury focused. I think I’m way better than I actually am.6. The best vacation you ever took and why? I’ve been fortunate enough to do a lot of traveling, so it’s hard to pick a favorite. I love any vacation with my family because it’s priceless time spent together.7. Are you a dog or a cat person? Dogs a thousand times over. We have a great pyrenees/hound mix named Jack who thinks he’s king of the house.8. What do you hope to teach young people about social business? I want young people to understand the amount of impact they can have on the world. Too often we devalue the power of one. Just look at the success that the Kony 2012 campaign had. The majority of it was propelled by the younger generations and is extremely encouraging in regards to future world change. Do not underestimate YOUR impact.9. If you could give our readers one piece of advice, what would it be? Do good and live simply. I know that’s two things and they sound pretty basic, but I think there is a lot to be learned from consciously trying to live in accordance to both of those. I love a quote by Yvon Chouinard where he says, “The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life.”