About Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon

Miquel is currently studying for her BA in Political Science and History at Rutgers University. As a Digital Content Intern for Global Citizen, she hopes to engage millennials in conversations about Girls and Women, Education, and Global Health. She likes to think she's a true global citizen, by having roots in Ireland, Puerto Rico, and Jamaica.

Why Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon is a Global Citizen

Miquel believes a global citizen is someone who identifies with being part of an emerging world community and recognizes that their actions contribute to building the world community's values and practices. Borders separate society into fractions, but as a global citizen you can disregard those barriers and reach out to others on the basis of shared humanity. Being a global citizen is looking outside your own sphere and understanding, appreciating, and celebrating those who may different.

Stories

  1. Article: New York will stop taxing tampons like luxury items
    Girls & Women

    New York will stop taxing tampons like luxury items

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 14, 2016

    NY State Senate passes a bill that will end the discriminatory tampon tax. Read more

  2. Article: Inky, the octopus, escapes tank in New Zealand in a daring break for the ocean
    Environment

    Inky, the octopus, escapes tank in New Zealand in a daring break for the ocean

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 14, 2016

    “Off he went, didn’t even leave us a message” Read more

  3. Article: What does UNSG Ban Ki-moon actually do all day??
    Finance & Innovation

    What does UNSG Ban Ki-moon actually do all day??

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 11, 2016

    A look into the day-to-day responsibilities of the UN Secretary-General. Read more

  4. Article: 80 Rhinos headed to Australian sanctuary in an ambitious move to save the species
    Environment

    80 Rhinos headed to Australian sanctuary in an ambitious move to save the species

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 11, 2016

    The Australian Rhino Project plans to send 80 rhinos to Australia over the next four years. Read more

  5. Video: This heart-wrenching commercial is empowering China’s leftover women
    Girls & Women

    This heart-wrenching commercial is empowering China’s leftover women

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 8, 2016

    "She's not pretty...that is why she is a leftover woman." Read more

  6. Article: “Siri, I’ve been raped.” -- How Apple is addressing its smartphones’ responses in a crisis
    Health

    “Siri, I’ve been raped.” -- How Apple is addressing its smartphones’ responses in a crisis

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 8, 2016

    Smartphones aren't clinicians, but can play a vital role by providing information during a crisis. Read more

  7. Article: Costco will boost organic food supply by working directly with farmers
    Food & Hunger

    Costco will boost organic food supply by working directly with farmers

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |April 4, 2016

    The multi billion dollar company is now helping farmers to help create a sustainable food supply. Read more

  8. Article: James Patterson is donating $1.75 Million to school libraries
    Education

    James Patterson is donating $1.75 Million to school libraries

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |March 30, 2016

    This mega-novelist is a champion for education and reading for kids! Read more

  9. Article: The World Bank pledges $100 million to create 100,000 jobs for refugees in Jordan
    Citizenship

    The World Bank pledges $100 million to create 100,000 jobs for refugees in Jordan

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |March 28, 2016

    The World Bank gives a cheap loan to finance education and create jobs in the region affected most b Read more

  10. Article: The World’s most famous landmarks dim their lights to celebrate #EarthHour
    Environment

    The World’s most famous landmarks dim their lights to celebrate #EarthHour

    By Miquel-Caitlyn Gabbidon |March 26, 2016

    From Hong Kong to NYC, cities around the world dim their lights to raise awareness of environmental. Read more