Carly Shinn: social change advocate

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Story and Photo by Bethany Trueblood, NewsNetNebraska

Carly Shinn left her home in Lenexa, Kan. to attend the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for something different. Now the junior news-editorial and international studies major is seeking to go somewhere even more unlike what she knows: New Dehli, India.

Shinn, who has never traveled abroad, hopes to be selected to go to India this summer with faculty and students from the College of Journalism and Mass Communications. The two-week trip in July will focus on reporting stories about social issues and poverty in India.  The experience, she said, would help further her career goals.

“I’ve always been focused on humanitarianism and social issues,” said Shinn, who hopes to work with a humanitarianism organization or the government to affect social change. She is also considering joining the Peace Corps after she graduates.

Particular issues she cares about include  the Invisible Children project to free child soldiers in Africa and the global water crisis.

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