I joined TIASArms as a volunteer during my first year of high school searching online for local community service opportunities. I was so inspired by Joanne and the work that Tias Arms does that I have been a volunteer ever since. I graduated from UC Irvine with a bachelor’s degree in neurobiology with the hope of working in infectious disease research. I instead fell into a career in the obscure world of corporate relocation and currently work as a program manager. Though I did not obtain a career in the medical research field as I had hoped, I am incredibly grateful to still be able to have an impact on the lives of children affected by HIV/AIDS through Tias Arms.