Jessica Razanadrakoto

Born and raised in Madagascar, Jessica left home at the age 14 to receive a better education in Seattle, Washington. Leaving her family that early made her realize how blessed she is to have these opportunities for education. Being the first Malagasy student part of Semester At Sea, Jessica, Sophia Connot, and Laura Patterson are […]

Laura Patterson

Laura Patterson is pursuing a degree in Anthropology with minors in both Physics and Social Change at the University of Louisville. After graduating high school in 2011, she embarked on a gap year, which included domestic and international travel, service, and learning. While serving as a teacher at a school in Ecuador, she saw the […]

Sophie Connot

Sophie is a co-founder of the venture “Camp Fihavanana:” a summer camp that empowers and develops the youth of Madagascar through interactive, immersive, and hands-on activities.  Sophie graduated from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015 with degrees in Graphic Design and Communication Studies. She sailed on Semester at Sea voyages in Fall 2013 and Spring […]

Katharine Leigh

Katharine graduated from Cornell University where she majored in biology with a concentration in marine biology, as well as two minors (1) Environment and Resource Economics and (2) International Development.  She spent over 5 years doing sustainable seafood education and advocacy, as the Founder of GreenCatch, a sustainable seafood educational program for middle school students, […]

Erzhena Badmatsyrenova

Erzhena is an electrical engineering student in City College of New York.  One of the reasons why she decided to become an engineer was her desire to improve the world and exploring using technology for a clean and sustainable environment.  Area of interests include energy sustainability, clean and renewable energy, global warming, and how technology […]

Christelle Kwizera

Christelle Kwizera, 21, is a young Rwandan activist and aspiring social entrepreneur. Currently a senior in Mechanical Engineering at Oklahoma Christian University, Kwizera works full time to promote youth-led initiatives and help fellow young people achieve their full potential.  Kwizera is the CFO of Emerging Leaders and Entrepreneurs of Rwanda, a platform for youth innovation, creativity and […]

Kelley Hammeran

Kelley is a member of the Class of 2018 at the University of Miami, where she is double majoring in International Studies and Motion Pictures, and double minoring in Ecosystem Science and Policy and Theatre. Kelley is committed to bettering the lives of those around her in any way she can. It was through one […]

David Lin

David was an undergraduate student at the University of Miami pursuing a degree in Microbiology & Immunology. He was inspired to start Project Bridge when one of his friends told him about her service trip to Belize. He wanted to join the project and make a difference in the lives of the special needs children in […]

Rick Lin

Rick is currently an undergraduate student at the University of Miami pursing a B.S. degree in neuroscience and public health. Rick has interacted with special needs children and he wanted to bring that passion to the next level. Therefore, with his team, he started Project Bridge to help provide special needs children in Belize with […]

Bolor Jamiyandagva

Bolor has always been very passionate about challenging herself in order to help herself and those around her to live life to the fullest. She is actively involved in many clubs and activities that allow her to learn from others, step out of her comfort zone, and experience new cultures and responsibilities. Being a part […]