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Davis United World College Scholars

Program

Aya Kamil Wins Carnegie Endowment Fellowship

Current St. Olaf College student and UWC Maastrichy grad Aya Kamil ’22 has been awarded a prestigious fellowship from the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Click to read more!

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Joining the Front Lines of Health Care

In 2020, nursing student Kayla Elliot ’21 (Jamaica, Pearson UWC) got back in touch with a hospital in George Town, Cayman Islands, where she had interned during previous breaks. She joined the hospital’s pandemic-response team.

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Working for Grassroots Development in Africa

Rachel Ochako (Kenya, UWC South East Asia, Middlebury ’11) has pursued a career in community development, and she is currently deputy director of international programs at Africare, a Washington, D.C. based nonprofit that focuses on village-based development.

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Connecting Young Burmese with University Mentors

Khin Myint Myat Zin ’20 (Myanmar, UWC Atlantic) is chief managing officer of BridgeBurma, a global project that connects students in Myanmar with mentors at nearly three dozen universities on several continents.

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Helping Students at Her UWC Find Their Own Paths

As the university counselor at the United World College from which she graduated, “I have truly returned to where it all started,” says Anja Kresojevic Kordic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, UWC Mostar, Earlham ’14).

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Working to Help Ethiopia Build Jobs and Solutions

After being a member of the first class of Davis UWC Scholars, Mukhtar Amin (Ethiopia, UWC of the Adriatic, College of the Atlantic ’04) has gone on to become an associate partner and country director for the Ethiopia office of the global consulting firm Dalberg Advisors.

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Leading a Global Network for Entrepreneurs and Innovation

As co-founder and CEO of Bridge for Billions, Pablo Santaeufemia (Spain, UWC-USA, Brown ’12) leads an international entrepreneurship network that “creates, designs and manages innovation programs with foundations, corporations and public entities."

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Building Partnerships for Justice and Peace

A double major in diplomacy and world affairs at Occidental College, Alejo Maggini ’22 completed an internship last fall as an advisor to the Costa Rican mission to the UN in New York through the college’s Kahane United Nations Program.

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At Cornell, Helping Businesses Succeed with Positive Impact

Cornell student Ankita Bhattacharjee ’22 served as co-president of One Love, a club that promotes education about relationship health on Cornell’s campus, and as director of operations for Cornell Social Business Consulting.

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Helping Young People Find Their Positive Power

Brown student Zoe Fuad  '’23.5 co-founded Revive, a venture that provides middle- and high-schoolers with a yearlong program of intergenerational training and mentorship in youth advocacy.

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Interview with Sandy Ofori ‘23 of Trinity College

Sandy Ofori ‘23 of Trinity College, also a graduate of UWC South East Asia, sat for an interview about her interest in biomedical engineering, and how it has led her to an internship focused on pediatrics. Follow the link below for the full interview. 

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Earlham College DUWSCP Ted Jacquet '23 Awarded Projects for Peace Grant

A rising junior at Earlham College, Ted Jacquet '23, who attended UWC-USA as a high-schooler, has earned a 2021 Projects for Peace grant. Follow the link to read more about his Haiti-based project, entitled "EdLight Initiative - Help Students Stay in Schools with Digital Quality Education."

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In Celebration of Phil Geier

Co-founder Phil Geier was given an honorary degree at Trinity College's commencement and enjoyed meeting with some of the Davis UWC Scholars and Projects for Peace winners on campus.  

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UWC Graduate Supports Community Through COVID-19

Luther College’s DUWCSP Kelao Charmaine Neumbo '22, a graduate of UWC Robert Bosch College, is stepping up to help her community during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As a global health student with an interest in rectifying the disparities of access when it comes to the COVID-19 vaccine, Neumbo and mentor Dr. Jane Njeru have worked together to make a difference.

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