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Akap Oben

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

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

Hasib Muhammad

Hasib is a sophomore at North Gwinnett High School. He is the Program Director of Greening Forward, a youth-driven environmental non-profit organization. He believes that all youth have a voice to be heard and fostered. He enjoys writing and public speaking, and he has spoken at TEDxYouth@TheBeltline and other conferences. One day, he wants to become a neurosurgeon and continue to help others.
 

Katelyn Darrow-Eystad

Katelyn Darrow-Eystad is a rising sophomore in high school from Pitman, NJ. In her free time she can be found running her non-profit organization, “The Angels Clothing Closet”, where she provides clothing and other essentials to those in need. Aside from her nonprofit, Katelyn is a field reporter and occasional co-host on “Express Yourself!” teen radio show on the Voice America Kids network. With her segment, “The Gift of Giving”, she discusses how youth can change the world through volunteering and creating their own service projects. She wishes to make her mark in the world by encouraging others to make a difference in their community.

Megan Mitchell

Megan is a senior at Mother of Mercy High School. She is the co-founder of a service club, CinciServes, where the goal is to share the spirit of volunteering. Megan did an internship this past summer with UGive.org planning the region's largest one day student-run service event, Step Up Cincinnati. At her internship, she learned a lot about different non-profits in her area and their missions. Megan hopes to use this knowledge in future projects and she very much looks forward to sharing her passion for service with others!