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Uroosa has a bachelor’s degree in Molecular Cell Biology from U.C. Berkeley and another bachelor’s degree from Cal State East Bay in Computer Science. Until recently, she was working at PayPal as a Software Engineer. She now works full time at a homeschooling co-op, where her children attend. She loves to travel around the world and loves to look for beautifully illustrated books for children with moral and spiritual lessons.

givelight children orphans team member uroosa jalalWhat about life inspires you?

Connecting with people. I am constantly inspired by my conversations with people. It could be a five minute conversation with the person at a checkout stand, a long conversation with a friend, or during class time at school with my students. Either way, I continuously learn about myself and others and I love sharing what I learn.

Why did you choose to volunteer with GiveLight Foundation?

After being in the corporate world for more than a decade, I began feeling a need to do something more with my life. After having children, this need grew even stronger. I was looking for something I could involve my kids with as well. With GiveLight, I feel like I have finally found that. My dream is to visit a GiveLight home with my children and husband.

How do you help make a difference by doing what you do here?

I am hoping to help build on top of the current website experience to increase awareness and appeal to potential donors.