Welome back to our Volunteer Spotlight! This week we introduce Rhona Lansangan, committed volunteer on our Projects Team and Member of our Board of Directors. Rhona has been involved with Do Good Lab for about two years, and has worked on multiple projects involving research, education and social media.
What is your “job” at DGL?
I am on the board of Do Good Lab and also help out the Projects and Education Teams.
What led you to be involved with Do Good Lab?
I have always had a compulsion to help, I think it is something my parents inculcated in me. So, when I moved to San Francisco two years ago, I thought of joining a development-oriented organization that needed volunteers. Fortunately, my fiancé knows Kathrin Jansen, one of the founders of DGL. Once I found out about the team’s mission I was hooked.
What do you like to do in your free time?
Although there hasn’t been a lot of that lately, I like to chill at home, go on road trips, bike around, hang out with friends, try out new restaurants, see movies and look for the best Eggs Benedict in the city. I am also trying to learn Italian.
What was your previous job?
In the Philippines, I was an Emergency Physician. And no, it’s not like Grey’s Anatomy. Part of the reason I was adamant about volunteering in an organization like Do Good Lab was to compensate for my absence in the practice.
What part of Do Good Lab are you most passionate about?
I think Do Good Lab promotes an essential component of sustainability–that solutions are community-conceived and locally-led. People are more likely to follow through when they are personally invested in an idea. It’s a very powerful tool in development.
Come meet Rhona and the rest of the Do Good Lab team on the 3rd Tuesday of every month at our Community Meeting!
Posted by Aezed Raza on Thursday, May 2nd, 2013 at 11:02 am.