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 painting 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: 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.

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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