My name is Juliet Lippman, my friends call me JJ. I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago and moved to Los Angeles four years ago to go to the University of Southern California where I study Communication and Cinematic Arts.
Through an occupational therapy class I am taking as an elective, I have spent time learning about the power of animals in helping our mental and physical health. As we have learned in class, and as I have learned through my personal experiences with both of my dogs, Penelope and Buttercup, having the love and consistency of an animal greatly improves our lives.
This learning led me to Paws/LA, where I have begun volunteering. Volunteering at Paws/LA has been an amazing experience for a multitude of reasons. My first deliveries went smoothly, and all of the clients were kind, thankful, and courteous. Further, knowing that I am a part of helping animals stay with their loving owners is a privilege that I do not take lightly.
Not only is the work at Paws/LA incredible and fulfilling but the ability to volunteer on my own time and with my friends adds an uniquely fun aspect. Overall, I feel grateful that USC led me to Paws/LA, as I have found my time here rewarding and enjoyable.
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