Not all of our volunteers join us on medical missions. Volunteers can use their skills to help us in many ways. Meet volunteer Cristin Bowman, a freelance graphic designer from Atlanta, GA who also likes to dabble in photography. She connected with us through CatchAFire about a year ago, and helps us with designing and producing our trip reports, social media infographics, and other special documents.
Cristin was motivated to volunteer at an early age.
She went to Washington D.C. as a high school student and saw the AIDS Names Quilt. Seeing what people can do when they all pitch in had a profound effect on her. Since then, she has tried to pitch in where ever she can, even if it’s doing something small. That’s why she has chosen to donate her time and skills to ICHF as well as other organizations like the ACLU of Georgia.
A child of the ‘70s
Cristin remembers watching Lynda Carter as Wonder Woman. This might explain her love for comics! She enjoys reading them, blogging about them, and is happy to talk about them to anyone willing to listen. When she has free time, she also enjoys traveling, and aims to visit every single continent one of these days. If you should run into Cristin while traveling, be sure to request her rendition of ABBA’s “Dancing Queen.” She once drew a standing ovation at a Karaoke bar in Kyoto, Japan performing this song on one of her excursions!