Introducing Carly Fassler, one of our talented 2019 summer interns! A rising senior at the University of South Carolina, Carly is originally from Charlotte, North Carolina. She is the owner of a labradoodle named Bailey (Bailey weighs 96 lbs!) and enjoys cooking, new fitness classes, and reading.

Read on to learn more about Carly including, why she chose CMMB!

Where is home? Charlotte, North Carolina

Education: I am studying Public Health at the University of South Carolina with a minor in Spanish. I hope to study medicine in the future!

CMMB volunteer position: I am working with the Medical Donations Program!

If you were asked to sum yourself up in two words, which two would you choose? Positive and Energetic!

Why CMMB? I feel connected to CMMB’s passion for serving the underserved, specifically women and children.

You are having a dinner party. Which three people (living or dead) do you invite?

  1. Helen Keller, because I have always been inspired by her determination and activist spirit.
  2. My late grandfather, Jack McCarthy, because I never had the chance to meet him and everyone talks about how amazing he was.
  3. Pope Francis! His message of love and acceptance inspires me to be a better person every day.

What is your go-to karaoke song? “When it Rains it Pours” by Luke Combs

What is your hope for your experience volunteering with CMMB? I hope to contribute to CMMB’s mission of furthering the health of women and children around the world in any way I can. I also hope to learn more about non-profit operations as well as responsible and sustainable volunteer work abroad.

What book should everyone read? Why? Everyone should read The Glass Castle by Jeanette Walls. It tells the true story of her and her siblings unconventional upbringing, addressing family relationships, mental health issues, and persistence in the face of adversity.

Who would you like to play you in the movie of your life? Lily Collins

What is your hope for the future? I hope to study medicine in the future and eventually work to improve the health of those in my community, wherever that may be.

If you could solve one world problem, what would it be? Conflict and terror throughout the world. Treating one another with dignity and respect might solve many other problems present in our world today.

What are the three things you are most grateful for? My health, my amazing family, and my education.

Carly is a summer intern, this is her as a child making a funny face.

Carly in her early days.

Carly, we love working and learning with you!

Meet the rest of our 2019 summer interns!