Emily—what great causes to be passionate about! Like Monica said, there are many paths to doing this—and I'm guessing that most of them will be helped if you hone your writing (and public speaking) skills! The best way to start influencing people for good is to start at a micro level, within your current circle of influence. You can always start a blog or find another outlet to start reaching more, too!
Some majors to consider:
- English language or literature
- Social sciences (some colleges have an interdisciplinary degree)
- Public Relations
- Organizational Behavior
- Medicine (healthcare is one place you hear lots of people's stories, and help them)
I recommend doing an online search for the kind of jobs you'd want after college (like, "wow, that job in communications sounds perfect!"), so you can check out the kind of experience and qualifications that field requires. Then, work backwards with the understanding of which degree will help you best get there.
Best of luck!
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