Welcome Intern: Hilary


What’s your story (school, where you live) you know… The basics.

My name is Hilary Lucas and I was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.  I went to school at Ohio University (OU Oh Yeah! Go Bobcats!) and graduated this Spring with a major in Creative Writing and a minor in Communications. I have a little sister who is headed to OU this fall and is making her big sis proud!

Why are you here/what do you hope to gain?

I was very active within my church’s Youth Group from a young age and from those experiences I decided that God was leading me to work in a way where I could make a difference to better people’s lives. I participated and led the 30 Hour Famine several times with my church and I am extremely blessed to be a part of the Famine team today.

What are you looking forward to most about this internship…anything that makes your nervous?

I am most looking forward to not only meeting the inspirational people that make World Vision projects possible, but seeing what it is really like to work on the inside of a Non-Profit. It excites me to see how my individual skills can be put to use and coupled with others’ skills to create the huge masterpiece of service for the betterment of the world through God’s grace.

What does the future hold for you?

What does the future hold for me? That is a great question and if you have any idea please feel free to drop me a few clues! But really, the future is the future and I try not to worry about it too much because I know that God is going to try his hardest to get me to where I need to be and even if I choose to veer off that path, I know he will bring me right back where I need to be.

Anything on your To Do list while you’re on the West Coast??

My “To Do” list for the West Coast is jam packed, so here is a short run down:  I would like to explore as much of Washington as I can, definitely climb/hike some mountains, I brought my passport and plan to head to Vancouver, Canada,  I would like to go to Portland (I hear it is something to experience), California is also on the list because I plan to drive down with a fellow intern after the program and see the Redwood forest, San Francisco, (if she doesn’t mind stopping) and end in L.A. to see some college friends.

What area of global development intrigues you most?

I feel like all of the “five fingers” of global development bounce off one another so it is hard to say I am intrigued by just one.  Water/Sanitation and Food Security are at the top of my list because I worked on these extensively in college, being in Appalachia and Fracking nation (*fracking = hydraulic fracturing for natural gas, check it out). I feel that Education is important for so many facets of life, but it is dependent upon proper medical care and economic resources, in which case it comes back around to each of the 5 points full circle. One cannot be complete without the other.

Guilty pleasure/quirky fact?

My latest guilty pleasure would have to be the song “Call Me Maybe”. Embarrassing, yes but it’s so catchy I can’t help it! (insert my boyfriend rolling his eyes and laughing at me here)

Your birthday was just a few weeks ago. Do anything exciting?

I went out to dinner with some of the other interns and had Thai food for the first time! Unfortunately, my soup was a bit on the disgusting side. Maybe I’ll have better luck next time, I hear the coconut soup is good so I’ll have to try that instead. But everybody else enjoyed their food, so that made me happy!

 If I snooped through your ipod/kindle/DVD collection, what would I find?

Well snoop away because my Ipod is filled with a bunch of randomness I’m sure there is something for everyone. Oldies, Classic Rock, Classic Music, Musical soundtracks, Spice Girls and N’SYNC (of course), Britney Spears, Madonna, The Weepies, Ray Lamontagne, Swing Dance music, Indie Rock, Alternative Rock, you name it, the list goes on. I am always looking for new music!

Hilary Jr. is our Social Media Famintern! She mainly covers all of the Tweeting, so all of those Tweets you see are her! Why do we call her Hilary Jr? Well there just so happens to be another Hilary on the Famine team who looks over all of the 30 Hour Famine Social Media pages.