My name is Karen Owusu. I studied Public Health alongside with a certificate in Child Advocacy at Montclair State University. So why public health and Child Advocacy? Well, for as long I can remember, I’ve always had a passion for helping children. At some point in my life, I wanted to become a Nurse but certain things took place and my interest quickly faded. In high school, I was a part of a program called Health Occupation. This was a program that was entailed to helping students who were interested in pursuing their careers in a health-related settings. Though this program was rigorous, I’m grateful for the opportunity I got to volunteer at three hospitals. Years have passed by but the experiences and the people I’ve connected with has made an impact in my life.

Sometimes, we don’t know where we are going, until we reach the destination. I believe that sometimes, you must take certain roads to see where they lead. Take a leap of faith. In the near future, I see myself working alongside with children; counseling, educating and empowering them. I chose to be a part of this vision because I believe that it will change lives and bring hope to every hopeless child. Change is coming but it has to start with us. Everyone has a story to tell. Have you shared yours? There is a cry in the wilderness, a child waiting for his or her voice to be heard.