More About Paul
At the beginning of his junior year at Indiana University, Paul Park took his involvement with Timmy to the next level, and having no idea what to expect, took off for a work project in Honduras. Despite his Korean-American heritage and general interest in world affairs, Paul had never before stepped foot in the developing world. But during the next 7 days, Paul’s interactions with the patients and local communities he encountered littered his mind with questions: What prevented them from accessing healthcare services? What resources did they lack? What resources did they have? What challenges did they face? And how could he help alleviate them?
For Paul, his work in Honduras with Timmy brought him one step closer to the daily struggles faced by developing world communities throughout the globe–an experience that has helped guide his personal and professional decisions ever since. From the marginal communities of southern Quito to the indigenous highlands of Guatemala, and from the classrooms of IU’s Medical School to the HIV/AIDS clinics of rural Kenya, Paul has carried with him a profound commitment to social justice and humanitarianism, and an eloquent understanding of the unique power and impact each individual can have on the lives of others.
It is an absolute pleasure to introduce Paul as Timmy Global Health’s first “I AM TIMMY” campaign member. An incredibly humble, dedicated, intelligent, and passionate person, Paul embodies all that Timmy Global Health strives to cultivate in our students and volunteers. He is a testament to the enduring power of the organization to simultaneously impact the communities we serve, while empowering ourvolunteers to understand their place in the world.
Over the course of the next few months, we will be profiling members of our network who have truly internalized the Timmy experience. The “I AM TIMMY” campaign aims to reconnect the organization with its vast network of supporters by highlighting Timmy students and volunteers who have made Timmy Global Health what it is today. As he begins his residency in Internal Medicine at Duke University, we couldn’t be more proud to count Paul among our ranks. Paul has never stopped working to change the world, one patient, one trip, one fundraiser, one experience, one person at a time.
Paul is Timmy.