The Current Watson Scholars

Meet the student innovators, leaders and entrepreneurs working to solve the world’s biggest problems.

  • Ian Frank
    USA
    Telling untold stories
  • Dwayne Griffith
    Saint Maarten
    Eliminating xenophobia and promoting global citizenship
  • Theresa Giglio
    USA
    Bringing healing, recovery, and hope to adolescents who are victims of trauma
  • Kaya Cameron
    Granada / USA
    Reintegrating holistic medicine into the culture of Granada
  • Forbes Danckwerts
    Zimbabwe
    Creating a more habitual place for all life to live sustainably
  • Wenyu Xi
    China
    Developing creative learning spaces in rural China
  • Justina Shandler
    USA
    Exploring global social issues through music and songwriting
  • Elijah Torok
    USA
    Creating adventure films that ignite ideas and action for positive change
  • Jessy Huang
    China/USA
    Helping future generations utilize 3D printing technology for social good
  • Sohrab Amiri
    Iran/Germany
    Promoting more efficient and responsible health care options for refugees
  • Charles Muhanguzi
    Uganda
    Developing low-cost solar-powered indoor air purifying solutions for poor families in Africa
  • Nicholas Kee
    Jamaica
    Creating a coding academy for young Jamaicans
  • Mackendy Blanc
    Haiti
    Uniting groups of passionate young leaders throughout Haiti and train them on the concepts of social entrepreneurship
  • Lallas Chen
    China
    launching a free information sharing platform for English learners focused on the fields of debate and cultural understanding
  • Cole Compton
    USA
    Creating sustainable, living centerpieces to promote the sustainability of native plants
  • Makayla Brown
    USA
    Equipping children with healthy coping mechanisms to lower suicide, self, harm, and substance abuse rates through poetry workshops
  • Timia Pratt
    USA
    Making mental health treatment more accessible for low-income minorities
  • Azure Eller
    USA
    Creating a crisis line alternative for college students in need
  • Lewis Wanjohi
    Kenya
    Creating a security app and a criminal database management and analysis system to monitor crime in Kenya
  • Aljaz Osetic╠î
    Slovenia
    Reducing volunteer firefighter response time by collaborating with volunteer brigades to sell + install warning sirens on volunteer vehicles
  • Emmanuel Rusaka
    DRC
    Eradicating counterfeit drugs in the market through education and verification services
  • Michael Hentschel
    USA
    Creating a sports- based empathy building program that combines global citizenship curriculum and games that emphasize life skills such as teamwork, grit and accountability
  • Finn Woelm
    Germany
    Using our collective power to shift our world towards a peaceful and sustainable future
  • Junior Guerrero Ruiz
    Bolivia
    Promoting literacy through the creation of a free and accessible e-book platform