This summer, five of the nation’s top college-level advocates for solutions to global poverty will travel with the ONE Campus Challenge to Rwanda for a week of on-the-ground listening and learning, June 27 through July 2. This experience will make them even better advocates, as they’ll be able to speak first-hand about what works and what doesn’t in disease prevention and treatment, sustainable agriculture development, maternal and child health promotion, and more.
The five students are:
Mike is a recent graduate of Sacred Heart University in CT where he studied Business and Political Science. Mike has been SHU’s Campus Leader since OCC’s launch in 2007, but he recently stepped down to train next year’s leader. Mike hopes to eventually pursue a Master’s in Public Policy.
Meredith is taking over duties as Campus Leader at the University of Michigan next year. She is seeking to not only bring more attention to ONE’s issues on her campus, but also wants to include the larger Ann Arbor community. Meredith sees a career in non-profit work in her future but for now is focusing on her work at UofM’s Ford School of Public Policy.
Sarah is next year’s Campus Leader at Boston University. She’s a rising senior and hopes to continue her work with international development after graduation. Sarah is considering the Peace Corps or non-profit work post-grad, but for now she is focusing her efforts on spreading advocacy and awareness on the BU campus.
Yes, her name is “Kritter”, and she’s a rising Junior at Webster University in St. Louis, studying Print Journalism. She was instrumental in getting Sen. Kit Bond to appear on Webster’s campus this April and because of Webster’s relationship with Sen. Bond, Kritter has particular interest in global agriculture.
Charlie is the current Campus Leader at Michigan State University and has worked incredibly hard to pull his campus from #35 to #2 in this year’s Challenge. Like MSU in their final project, Charlie plans to more closely examine educational systems in Rwanda. He will also be interning with Michigan Senator Debbie Stabenow’s office this summer.
These five will be traveling all over Rwanda and blogging about their adventures here on the ONE Blog. Stay tuned!