Let Ambition Take You
Back in my senior year of high school, I was actually the president of the school's newly developed Korean culture club. It was a chance for me to grow and show the skills of a leader, and yet, when I look back, I realized a little too late of the opportunities I never bothered to pursue.
I'm now in my last semester of university and currently the co-chief of staff at Jezuba. Rebecca Liao, CPA recently has given me the chance to take on a meaningful project, our GenZ Career Series. It's not my first time organizing a large event like this, but previously, my shy personality pushed away the courage for me to share with my network, show my advocacy, and actually make a difference.
I don't want to look back on my experience at Jezuba the same way that I did with the Korean club. Rebecca understood that I am an upcoming graduate struggling with my next steps and presented this opportunity in hopes that I'll be able to guide myself by providing help to others in a similar situation. Rather than taking this opportunity for granted, I'll like to challenge myself to be the person I've always wanted to be and to strive for more.
I wish that everyone will learn to let your ambition drive you out of your comfort zone and to push for the change that you want to see in yourself. Never be afraid to try something new and learn to love the process.
Co-chief of staff
Picture taken after completing the Mission Peak hike
WE ARE THANKFUL FOR HEALTHCARE HEROES!
Today we shipped 325 gift packs for our healthcare heroes at VA Hospital in West LA. Thank you for your sacrifice and commitment during COVID-19 pandemic!
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Wear mask - saves lives
As the winter months creep closer, and with the ongoing pandemic still raging around the world and within our borders, it’s time we start focusing more on what we can do to protect ourselves. Even with hopes of a vaccine coming in the following weeks or months, we cannot underestimate the importance of taking basic coronavirus protection measures to ensure the safety of ourselves and others. As most of us are well aware, wearing masks is one of the best ways to accomplish this.
However, in order for mask wearing to be effective, it needs to be nearly or completely universal. According to a study conducted by Nature Medicine, if there is “universal” mask coverage, or 95% of all Americans wear masks, then we could save more than 500,000 lives, compared to scenarios where mask coverage remains at its mediocre 49% rate of coverage. The cumulative, yet drastic lifesaver that increased mask coverage could become is reason enough to make a habit of wearing one in public at all times.
At Jezuba, we’ve been working hard to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to protect themselves and their loved ones with masks. Especially in the coming winter months, it is imperative that everyone has a mask to use whenever in public, so that we can save as many lives as possible. By purchasing a mask from Jezuba, you are not only helping to protect more people, but also helping us to create more masks and expand our outreach to keep more people safe.
Additional information about face mask:
CDC - https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/more/masking-science-sars-cov2.html
Nature Research - https://www.nature.com/articles/s41591-020-1132-9
CNN - https://www.cnn.com/2020/10/23/health/masks-ihme-model-study-wellness/index.html
LA Times- https://www.latimes.com/science/story/2020-10-23/if-americans-would-just-wear-masks-we-could-save-more-than-671-000-lives
NPR - https://www.npr.org/sections/health-shots/2020/11/11/933903848/wear-masks-to-protect-yourself-from-the-coronavirus-not-only-others-cdc-stresses
Credit: Associated Press and LA Times