Akap is a sophomore at Georgia Tech studying to become a Mechanical Engineer. He is passionate about travelling and hopes to explore the world to promote growth in various communities. As an active member of the Engineers Without Borders, he applies his know-how to create innovative solutions to real world challenges faced in both developed and developing countries. In his spare time, he can be found stringing rackets, and is a self-proclaimed tennis-playing prodigy. He believes firmly in giving back to the community, and hopes his writing can inspire youths to become more active members of their communities.
Rudy Sanchez is a sophomore at Bucknell University in Lewisburg, Pennsylvania. Thanks to the Posse Foundation, he was able to be uprooted from the urbanized city of Lawndale, CA and experience the new terrain of the East Coast. Rudy’s passion for sustainability in communities through environmental, economic and educational means has led to his involvement with many projects, ranging from public speaking with the Rise Above Plastic’s group focusing on environmental education to working with the nonprofit LAANE on creating small business collations supporting sustainable ways to get rid of waste. A firm believer in higher education, Rudy hopes his pursuit in an Interdisciplinary major in Mathematics and Economics will give him better perspectives in promoting sustainable solutions to different communities. Catch his everyday life/ comments on his twitter account: @UberRadRudy