Courtney Garofolo    University:  North Carolina Wesleyan College   Majors:  Psychology & Criminal Justice   Fun Fact:  She was in a commercial at a young age!

Courtney Garofolo

University: North Carolina Wesleyan College

Majors: Psychology & Criminal Justice

Fun Fact: She was in a commercial at a young age!

  Olivia Burkett    University:  The University of Kentucky   Major:  Intelligence and International Security   Fun Fact:  Loves to rock climb

Olivia Burkett

University: The University of Kentucky

Major: Intelligence and International Security

Fun Fact: Loves to rock climb

  Monique Swirsky    University:  Elon University   Majors:  Environmental Science   Fun Fact:  Self-defined nerd-- loves board games and theater!

Monique Swirsky

University: Elon University

Majors: Environmental Science

Fun Fact: Self-defined nerd-- loves board games and theater!

  Joseph Eubanks    University:  University of Mississippi   Majors:  Political Science and Computer Science, in ROTC program     Fun Fact: Ole Miss Orientation Leader & Ambassador, Associated Student Body Senator

Joseph Eubanks

University: University of Mississippi

Majors: Political Science and Computer Science, in ROTC program  

Fun Fact: Ole Miss Orientation Leader & Ambassador, Associated Student Body Senator

  Blair Walden    University:  University of the Cumberlands   Majors:  Business Administration   Fun Fact:  She's a certified zumba instructor

Blair Walden

University: University of the Cumberlands

Majors: Business Administration

Fun Fact: She's a certified zumba instructor

  Jawuanna McAlister    University:  North Carolina Wesleyan   Majors:  Biomedical Sciences   Fun Fact:  She's an EMT

Jawuanna McAlister

University: North Carolina Wesleyan

Majors: Biomedical Sciences

Fun Fact: She's an EMT

  Lindsey Meyer    University:  Wesleyan College   Majors:  French & Philosophy   Fun Fact:  Obsessed with the French Revolution.

Lindsey Meyer

University: Wesleyan College

Majors: French & Philosophy

Fun Fact: Obsessed with the French Revolution.

  Meg Hinote    University : Elon University   Majors:  Psychology & Math   Fun Fact:  Has moved 11 times

Meg Hinote

University: Elon University

Majors: Psychology & Math

Fun Fact: Has moved 11 times

  Michaela Johnson    University:  Salem College   Majors:  Communication   Fun Fact:   I love dogs and bluegrass!

Michaela Johnson

University: Salem College

Majors: Communication

Fun Fact:  I love dogs and bluegrass!

  Sirena Pangelinan    University:    Ferrum College    Majors:  Psychology & Social Work   Fun Fact:  Her name means mermaid

Sirena Pangelinan

University: Ferrum College 

Majors: Psychology & Social Work

Fun Fact: Her name means mermaid

  Chiedza Mushayamunda    University:  Wofford College   Majors:  Business Economics & English   Fun Fact:  She's the student government VP!

Chiedza Mushayamunda

University: Wofford College

Majors: Business Economics & English

Fun Fact: She's the student government VP!

  Cooper Killen    University: Sewanee University, Vanderbilt University    Majors:  Economics & Gender Studies   Fun Fact:  She went bowling Ludacris!

Cooper Killen

University: Sewanee University, Vanderbilt University

Majors: Economics & Gender Studies

Fun Fact: She went bowling Ludacris!


Sullivan Scholars in ACTION!  

FOUNDING GLOBAL SOCIAL ENTERPRISES, CREATING JOBS, Inventing game-changing products.  

 

 
 
 
 
 Attending the Global Leadership Program as a Sullivan Scholar and being among such of diverse group students allowed me to learn about leadership in an entirely new and life-changing way.    Through this experience I was able to learn more about my own identity as a leader.  And, in just 4 weeks I met truly some of most extraordinary people who have changed my life forever.

Attending the Global Leadership Program as a Sullivan Scholar and being among such of diverse group students allowed me to learn about leadership in an entirely new and life-changing way.  

Through this experience I was able to learn more about my own identity as a leader.  And, in just 4 weeks I met truly some of most extraordinary people who have changed my life forever.


 
 

     Tatiana Birgisson,                       Prague Alumna    Where is she now?   Running her own business and raising funds like a boss.  1M this year, in fact!   Founded:    Mati Tea    Home country:  United States  Beginning in a dorm room at Duke University, MATI founder and CEO Tatiana Birgisson started brewing highly caffeinated teas to stay productive through a bout of depression. She soon started bottling the tea and selling it to neighbors. One thousand three hundred and seventy four recipes later (give or take), MATI Energy is the best selling energy drink in stores throughout the Southeastern U.S.  FOUNDER & CEO:   Mati Tea   Passion: rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, skiing, biking, motor-crossing, or snowmobiling.   Education:  Duke University

 

Tatiana Birgisson,                     Prague Alumna

Where is she now?  Running her own business and raising funds like a boss.  1M this year, in fact!

Founded:  Mati Tea

Home country: United States

Beginning in a dorm room at Duke University, MATI founder and CEO Tatiana Birgisson started brewing highly caffeinated teas to stay productive through a bout of depression. She soon started bottling the tea and selling it to neighbors. One thousand three hundred and seventy four recipes later (give or take), MATI Energy is the best selling energy drink in stores throughout the Southeastern U.S.

FOUNDER & CEO:  Mati Tea

Passion: rock climbing, kayaking, hiking, skiing, biking, motor-crossing, or snowmobiling.

Education: Duke University

     Andy C. Ng,                            Rome Alumnus     Where is he now?       @ Google!  As a Recruiting Coordinator, Andy manages the scheduling and compliance of 150+ interviews each week.  Working alongside recruiters, engineers & hiring managers, he contributes to a pipeline that brings the most talented folks to Google.      Founded:    Student to Student    Home country:  United States   Honors:  Gates Millennium Scholar, Dali Lama Fellow   Passion:  Andy believes every student deserves a chance and will dedicate his life to seeing this dream come true.  Look for him to become a champion for all students as Secretary of Education in the future.   Education:   NYU   Major:  English; Minor in Urban Education & Social Entrepreneurship

 

Andy C. Ng,                            Rome Alumnus

Where is he now?  @ Google!  As a Recruiting Coordinator, Andy manages the scheduling and compliance of 150+ interviews each week.  Working alongside recruiters, engineers & hiring managers, he contributes to a pipeline that brings the most talented folks to Google.  

Founded:  Student to Student

Home country: United States

Honors: Gates Millennium Scholar, Dali Lama Fellow

Passion: Andy believes every student deserves a chance and will dedicate his life to seeing this dream come true.  Look for him to become a champion for all students as Secretary of Education in the future.

Education:  NYU

Major: English; Minor in Urban Education & Social Entrepreneurship

     Rebecca Holmes,                        51    Kăt′- l- īz′-er  Alumna     Where is she now?         Just graduated from the ThinkHouse and is working on her start-up   Ello Raw .   Will now be selling her product throughout the southeast.    Honors:   Duke Startup Challenge Finalist, ThinkHouse fellow   Founded:    Ello Raw  , a company making healthy, raw dessert bites   Passion:  Healthy Food, Dance & Fitness   Major:  Dance, Markets & Management   Education:  Duke University.   

 

Rebecca Holmes,                        51 Kăt′- l- īz′-er Alumna

Where is she now?  Just graduated from the ThinkHouse and is working on her start-up Ello Raw.  Will now be selling her product throughout the southeast.

Honors:  Duke Startup Challenge Finalist, ThinkHouse fellow

Founded: Ello Raw, a company making healthy, raw dessert bites

Passion: Healthy Food, Dance & Fitness

Major: Dance, Markets & Management

Education: Duke University.

 

     Geraud Staton,                     Prague Alumnus     Where is he now?     Interim Executive Director at   Bull City Forward     Honors:  Winner of the Durham Arts Council 2011 Emerging Artist Grant, Winner of the 13th Annual Upstream People Gallery’s International    Juried Art Competition; 2010, Led a team to a second place win at the 2013 OFC Venture Challenge in Atlanta, GA   Founded:    Seraphim Studios  ,   Helius     Passion:  Social entrepreneurship, and paint ing according to his principals,  Strength. Energy. Radiance. Adventure. Passion. Hope. Inspiration. Mystery.   Education:  North Carolina Central University School of Business, Magna Cum Laude

 

Geraud Staton,                   Prague Alumnus

Where is he now?   Interim Executive Director at Bull City Forward

Honors: Winner of the Durham Arts Council 2011 Emerging Artist Grant, Winner of the 13th Annual Upstream People Gallery’s International  

Juried Art Competition; 2010, Led a team to a second place win at the 2013 OFC Venture Challenge in Atlanta, GA

Founded: Seraphim Studios, Helius

Passion: Social entrepreneurship, and painting according to his principals, Strength. Energy. Radiance. Adventure. Passion. Hope. Inspiration. Mystery.

Education: North Carolina Central University School of Business, Magna Cum Laude

  Asmaa Elsayed,                      Rome Alumna     Where is she now??     Harvard University   Founded:  Asmaa co-founded a US-based NGO, which provides education subsidies for orphans in Egypt and meals to over 700 families.    Asmaa is currently writing her first book, “The Pursuit.”   Passion:   Asmaa’s goal is to be an advocate for human rights and peace and a leading scholar and practitioner in the field of global education.    Award:    Soros Foundation Scholarship    Education:  Harvard University 

Asmaa Elsayed,                      Rome Alumna

Where is she now??   Harvard University

Founded: Asmaa co-founded a US-based NGO, which provides education subsidies for orphans in Egypt and meals to over 700 families.  

Asmaa is currently writing her first book, “The Pursuit.”

Passion:  Asmaa’s goal is to be an advocate for human rights and peace and a leading scholar and practitioner in the field of global education. 

Award:  Soros Foundation Scholarship

Education: Harvard University 

  Allison Fairbank,                   51    Kăt′- l- īz′-er  Alumna     Where is she now??    Using her patented technology to build   Fresh Box LLC     Honors:      Think House Fellow ,   SBA Innovate HER Regional Finalist    Heritage:  Japanese Norwegian   Current work:  the Founder/CEO of   Fresh Box LLC ,  a company with a mission to keep food fresh longer and help combat food waste.   Education:  North Carolina State University.

Allison Fairbank,                 51 Kăt′- l- īz′-er Alumna

Where is she now??  Using her patented technology to build Fresh Box LLC

Honors:   Think House Fellow, SBA Innovate HER Regional Finalist

Heritage: Japanese Norwegian

Current work: the Founder/CEO of Fresh Box LLC, a company with a mission to keep food fresh longer and help combat food waste.

Education: North Carolina State University.

  Hannah Gallagher,                 51    Kăt′- l- īz′-er  Alumna      Where is she now?       Launching her new company   Zabi  .    Founded:     Zabi  , a mail-order, auto-refill birth control distribution company.    Honors:  Sewanee 2014 Entrepreneurship Challenge, earning both 1st Overall and ‘Best Social Entrepreneurship   Passion: ' Convenience for a cause' -- social entrepreneurship   Education:   Sewanee: The University of the South   

Hannah Gallagher,               51 Kăt′- l- īz′-er Alumna

Where is she now?  Launching her new company Zabi.

Founded:  Zabi, a mail-order, auto-refill birth control distribution company. 

Honors: Sewanee 2014 Entrepreneurship Challenge, earning both 1st Overall and ‘Best Social Entrepreneurship

Passion: 'Convenience for a cause' -- social entrepreneurship

Education:  Sewanee: The University of the South

 

  Katie Riddle,                        Raleigh Alumna     Where is she now?          New position at    GlaxoSmithKline:          Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Future Leader      Honors:  Co-director of the Community Engagement House, SAA All-Academic Team (Lacrosse)   Passion:  Community engagement & service learning   Education:   Sewanee: The University of the South

Katie Riddle,                      Raleigh Alumna

Where is she now?   New position at GlaxoSmithKline: Environmental, Health, Safety & Sustainability Future Leader

Honors: Co-director of the Community Engagement House, SAA All-Academic Team (Lacrosse)

Passion: Community engagement & service learning

Education:  Sewanee: The University of the South

  Ethan Levy, Prague: Social Entrepreneurship Alumnus     Where is he now??      Founder at FailUp; Incoming Think House Fellow    Passion:  Startups!   Education:  Tulane University   

Ethan Levy, Prague: Social Entrepreneurship Alumnus

Where is he now??   Founder at FailUp; Incoming Think House Fellow

Passion: Startups!

Education: Tulane University

 

  Ljubica (Kiki) Nikolic,          Prague Alumna     Where is she now??     Co-Founder and Co-Director of   Global Peace Exchange  ,  a student-run non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 by students of Florida State University (FSU), and establishes relationships with NGOs in different regions of the world.   Passion: W orking with children and is interested in politics and development for her career path, with hopes of eventually working at UNICEF.    Education:  Florida State University.

Ljubica (Kiki) Nikolic,          Prague Alumna

Where is she now??   Co-Founder and Co-Director of Global Peace Exchange,  a student-run non-profit organization that was founded in 2006 by students of Florida State University (FSU), and establishes relationships with NGOs in different regions of the world.

Passion: Working with children and is interested in politics and development for her career path, with hopes of eventually working at UNICEF. 

Education: Florida State University.

  Cole McCarty,                       Prague Alumnus     Where is he now??     Red Ventures, Charlotte NC    Home Country:  United States   University:  Wofford College   Majors:  Communication Studies    Honors :  University Innovation Fellow, National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), Stanford University and VenureWell.    Fun Fact : Graduated a year early to start making an impact. 

Cole McCarty,                       Prague Alumnus

Where is he now??  Red Ventures, Charlotte NC

Home Country: United States

University: Wofford College

Majors: Communication Studies

Honors:  University Innovation Fellow, National Center for Engineering Pathways to Innovation (Epicenter), Stanford University and VenureWell.

Fun Fact: Graduated a year early to start making an impact. 

  Elizabeth Abernethy,   Social Entrepreneurship Alumna     Where is she now??   Designer at  Neighborly,  Encouraging investing by neighborhood.  Imaginative Problem-solver and dot-connector.   Passion : Making things that matter.   Education : North Coarolina State University

Elizabeth Abernethy, Social Entrepreneurship Alumna

Where is she now?? Designer at Neighborly, Encouraging investing by neighborhood.  Imaginative Problem-solver and dot-connector.

Passion: Making things that matter.

Education: North Coarolina State University

  Gabby Vance    University:  Elon   Majors:  Political Science, with minors in entrepreneurship, leadership studies and psychology  Fun Fact:    She's now a  Student Development Coordinator in Prague, Czech Republic with Leadership exCHANGE

Gabby Vance

University: Elon

Majors: Political Science, with minors in entrepreneurship, leadership studies and psychology

Fun Fact:  She's now a Student Development Coordinator in Prague, Czech Republic with Leadership exCHANGE

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