Lindsey Schad (with an EY not an AY) is a part of the blogging team here at POINT and is also second-year student at Miami University in Oxford, OH. She couldn’t pick just one field of study, so is majoring in Botany with three minors – Entrepreneurship, Global Health, and French. With this diverse array of knowledge she intends to take over the world and change it for good by working with underdeveloped countries to create sustainable food sources and kick start economic improvement.
Other than world domination, she is looking forward to traveling as much as possible and experiencing everything life has to offer! Lindsey owns a nutrition business which she works on when she is not studying or blogging for POINT. Her guilty pleasure is binge watching Grey’s Anatomy, so if she drops off the face of the earth for a few hours that’s most likely what she is doing.
Q: POINT is about connecting people to the causes that they care for. What cause are you most passionate about, and why?
A: Global nutrition is definitely one of the causes I am most passionate about. We often hear about the starving children, but there is also a segment of the world’s population that may have access to basic food staples but is extremely malnourished because they lack access to foods that are vitamin and mineral rich. I also have a huge heart for women and children who have been forced in to the sex trade. It breaks my heart out to think about the women who have had their health jeopardized and their youth stolen from them.
Q: What inspires you?
A: I find inspiration in a lot of different things - conversations, articles, meditation… if I have to pick though, I would say nature and space are the most inspirational because they get me thinking about the bigger picture and not just my own perspective.
Q: Why POINT?
A: I first heard about this a few years ago, back when it was OneLife. I had always thought it was a neat concept, and after I realized that I want to spend my life helping others it just made sense to get more involved. I’m so glad I did. This is going to make an enormous impact on charity.
Q: Tell me about the first time you did something to serve others.
A: I can’t really remember the first time, but one of the first experiences that left a lasting impression on me was when I spent the day volunteering at a Columbus food pantry. Seeing how many people in my area were affected by poverty was striking. However, they had an amazing amount of gratitude for what little we were able to provide them.
Q: What is your favorite book?
A: Gone with the Wind by Margaret Mitchell is my all-time favorite. I also love A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man by James Joyce and Through Painted Deserts by Donald Miller.
Q: What is your favorite sound?
A: My dad playing piano.
Q: What do you think is the closest thing to magic in the world?
A: The human brain. We know next to nothing about it yet it is so incredibly powerful.