Tell everyone a little about yourself and what you hope to gain from the Global Ethics Network.
Hello! My name is Charlotte. I'm a 15-year-old Vietnamese student who grew up in the US and is currently living in Qatar. I have faced various injustices, some too severe to mention. I have made small steps, but I believe that the Global Ethics Network would allow me to expand my the impact I make. This is particularly because international relations has always been an interest of me, which has resulted in me holding leadership roles in multiple Model United Nations conferences in Qatar.
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