Amit Kalantri once said that, “Someone needs to fight, someone needs to sacrifice, someone needs to inspire, someone needs to be a hero.”
The night of the shooting at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Florida; 24-year-old club-goer, Joe Galligan, stepped up to the plate and did all of the above.
Galligan, originally from Yonkers, NY; moved to Orlando, Florida for graduate school. He was accepted to a PhD program in Industrial & Organizational Psychology; and in May 2015, he took his Masters degree in the same thing. He completed his undergraduate studies at University at Albany—double majoring in Psychology and Sociology, and minoring in Education. Galligan’s interest in serving his community and helping those around him began long before that night at Pulse.