I was a senior software engineer at an American-based startup in India.
My team was struggling with a lot of internal and external challenges, and I couldn’t stand to watch.
But one day, a customer asked me to help a small startup out.
That day, the CEO came in to see me and said: “I can’t believe you quit your job, and started a non profit.”
He explained that it was a great idea, but he didn’t know how to make it work.
The CEO asked me, “Why don’t you quit and join a non nonprofit?”
I thought that’s crazy.
After a while, I realized I wasn’t the only one in the company who was thinking the same thing.
I asked him to explain why.
He explained: We were a nonprofit that worked on healthcare.
We were not doing anything specific.
We wanted to raise money to fund healthcare infrastructure, and so we set up our foundation.
The foundation raised $1 million.
That was a lot.
And so we went on a hiring spree.
One day, I was hired to help with a product.
And the next day, my boss called me and told me, I have an email with a link to an interview for an employee in India who works at a nonprofit.
So I said, “OK, I will try to get this interview done.”
The interview was on the same day.
And I sat in front of my boss and said, I’m ready to quit my day job to do this.
And he said, ok.
I will work with you to make this happen.
I was so excited.
I told my boss that I will be helping him in every way possible, but I don’t know what he would do with my salary.
So he asked me what I would do if he needed a part-time employee.
And my answer was: I would help him get hired.
And when I came to India, I went to the local nonprofit office and told them that I would be going to the non-profits office to help him.
They immediately started thinking, ok, he needs a part time employee.
So they asked me if I wanted to join them.
I said yes.
And one month later, they hired me as a volunteer.
It was a perfect fit for me.
And now I am an independent nonprofit that works on healthcare infrastructure.
I have a passion for healthcare, and healthcare infrastructure is a huge part of that.
But that was only the beginning.
When I started my non-favorship I was really focused on how to be a good partner, a good employee, a great leader, and an effective mentor.
When the company was growing, I had to ask for help.
But I realized that I had more to offer, and was willing to take the lead in solving their problems.
I found myself spending less time on HR, more time on work, and more time in the classroom.
But as the company grew and I had time to dedicate to the company, I decided that the best way to build my passion for the company is to build a nonprofit.
This is the story of how I quit the tech industry, joined a nonprofit, and got involved in healthcare.
By Lauren B. GazzanigaI was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, where I attended New York City public schools, where the kids’ playgrounds were always full of kids playing ball and playing soccer, and where I was always reminded that we had to love and care for each other.
My parents were not the most philanthropic people, but they did have a strong sense of compassion for others, and that was something I developed as I grew up.
Growing up in a privileged environment, I saw that the world was full of injustice and injustice was not something I could ignore.
So as a child, I wanted more than anything to be part of something positive, and my parents’ dream was for me to be an artist.
As a teenager, I started studying architecture and became a landscape architect.
And then, as an adult, I got a Masters in Architecture and Urban Planning from Columbia University.
And in that time, I spent years designing for a variety of clients, including the World Bank, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations, and doing everything I could to get my ideas into the hands of people who could make a difference.
I also started my own non-governmental organization, New America, and worked with non-government organizations in India, South Africa, and other countries to help people in developing countries.
When my nonfavors ran out, I looked at the options for volunteering.
And after some deliberation, I began looking for work in India and thought, this could be a great place to work.
I knew the city was a hotbed of young people, and if I could help young people in India thrive, I