Name: Louis Gao
Hometown: Beijing, China
School: Boston College
Major: Mathematics, and Economics
Hobbies: Basketball, traveling, photography, hiking and golf beginner
Social Sector Partner Placement
Placement Organization: The Hunger Project
Location: New York City
Organization Title: TBD
I want to be a ServiceCorps Fellow because of the three opportunities the program provides: the opportunity to serve, to develop various skill sets, and to gain exposure to different aspects of the society. Community service has long been part of my life. Servicing others has not only given me tremendous satisfaction but also made my undergraduate study so far meaningful, by allowing me to use what I learn to help others tackle, real-life problems. ServiceCorps provides me the opportunity to continue this journey. The program gives me the chance to develop various skills (leadership, problem-solving skills, etc.) that would be beneficial to my future career. I look forward to joining one of the NGOs and growing with them, as I take on projects and initiate policies and proposals. Lastly, the opportunity allows me to see the society via a different lens, as I work with people of various demographics with different socioeconomic status.
My name is Louis Gao. I am currently a senior majoring in Mathematics and Economics at Boston College. My journey of servicing started from an NBA Care event that I participated in high school. I volunteered to be an assistant coach in a one-day basketball camp, where I helped elementary school students to learn to dribble, pass and shoot basketball. The experience provided me the first exposure of servicing. More importantly, it showed me how I could utilize my expertise to help others. My service didn't stop when I got to Boston College. During my four years here, I participated in the after-school tutoring programs at Casserly House, Fenway High School and Pierce Elementary School, to help students of various age with their homework. I look forward to reaching out to more people, making tiny, but real, impacts in the community, and continuing this journey of servicing through ServiceCorp in the coming year.