Medicine, Migration, and Michigan: Gilman Alumnus Finds his Passion

Hunter Zhao

International Migration Student
United States
How do you make a difference in this world? That question was on Hunter Zhao’s mind when he first stepped foot on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan in 2014, as a first generation college student.
Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program Greece
U-N-I-T-I-N-G Nations Through Spelling & Scholarships

Jelena Grigorjeva

Founder/Coordinator, “Spelling Bee Project”
Jelena Grigorjeva has taken spelling bees to a new level in Lithuania, using the event to promote inclusion and mutual understanding between different cultures, and to increase student learning motivation and collaboration.
Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program United States
YSEALI Alumna Empowers Disabled Community

Nguyen Minh Chau

Child Sponsorship Officer at World Vision Vietnam
Nguyen Minh Chau may be 3 feet 11 inches tall but she is a powerhouse for advocacy in disability rights in Vietnam and across the globe, promoting inclusion and empowering persons with disabilities.
Professional Fellows Program United States (Montana)
Cote d'Ivoire Alumna Creates Connections for African Women

Sefora Marcelle Kodjo-Kouassi

President of SEPHIS
Côte d'Ivoire
Sefora Marcelle Kodjo-Kouassi has an impressive career: president of a non-profit, researcher, and spokesperson.  She hasn’t just built a career for herself though; her life’s work is all about bringing other women up with her. 
Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders United States (New York)
Mexican IVLP Alumna is a Shining Star

Miriam Barragán

Science Curator, Universum Science Museum in Mexico City
We were like astronauts travelling through space and time with one single goal: science and technology education in the United States
International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) United States
MEPI Alumnus Spreads Message of Tolerance, Coexistence, and Diversity across Morocco

Hicham El Hadad

Project Coordinator, Search for Common Ground
Hicham El Hadad inspires Moroccan youth to become change-makers and leaders in their communities by promoting peace building and conflict resolution.
Youth Leadership Programs United States (Illinois)


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