To me, being a Cal Bear means more than simply attending classes at UC Berkeley; it is more than enjoying our abundant libraries and celebrating our incredible athletics programs. Being at Cal is a commitment to using the education I am privileged to receive to give back to my campus, my community, and my country. I was incredibly honored when Caliber Magazine, UC Berkeley’s magazine sponsored by the Associated Students, deemed me as the “person of the month” for my efforts to make water issues more visible on campus and increase opportunities for all students to become more involved in water. I hope that sharing this video will inspire others to join a cause (perhaps even water issues!) and be the change they wish to see in the world. My minor in Global Poverty and Practice may be misconstrued as focused on what happens internationally or outside the United States, but poverty and water issues are contentious right here at home – therefore, the “Global” in the title is not so much an abstract geographic reference as it is an analytic of the encounters with difference that students face when working in the field. The water sector brings many contradictions and operates on ethically and morally ambiguous terrain – I am still very inexperienced, but I hope to apply the passion I have for understanding water and diplomacy to motivate other students to educate themselves about water issues and be engaged members of the Cal community. Thank you, and Go Bears!