The Current Watson Scholars

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

  • 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
  • Elijah Torok
    USA
    Creating adventure films that ignite ideas and action for positive change
  • Jessy Huang
    China/USA
    To advance human freedom through globalized, open collaboration.
  • Mackendy Blanc
    Haiti
    Uniting groups of passionate young leaders throughout Haiti and train them on the concepts of social entrepreneurship
  • Cole Compton
    USA
    Creating sustainable, living centerpieces to promote the sustainability of native plants
  • 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
  • Aljaz Osetič
    Slovenia
    Reducing volunteer firefighter response time by collaborating with volunteer brigades to sell + install warning sirens on volunteer vehicles
  • 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
  • Demetri Bolduc
    USA
    Address ecological collapse and social injustice by creating transparency, education/awareness and shifting structural power hierarchies.
  • Abhay Rangan
    INDIA
    To work towards achieving animal liberation in my lifetime.
  • Norman Mthethwa
    SOUTH AFRICA
    To provide water acces for the purpose of improving hygiene and sanitation through profitable agricultural practices.
  • Claire Fleming
    USA
    Increase community engagement, social responsibility and environmental awareness in business practice.
  • Favio G. Camacho Soria
    BOLIVIA
    Improve human communication to create a more empathic world.
  • Alex Fiel
    USA
    To help fulfill the promise of the information age by providing free access to education and a record of learning.
  • Syeda Jaisha
    PAKISTAN
    To facilitate Pakistani women past the ideal working age in finding professional opportunities.
  • Donnya Piggott
    BARBADOS
    Creating inclusive Caribbean societies - One island at a time.
  • Jumoke Adeoye
    NIGERIA
    To improve health and well being of women and girls in low income communities.
  • Nzambi Matee
    KENYA
    Impact the world positively a day at a time.
  • Abdelhak Ferhat
    ALGERIA
    Developping innovative products and services for people with personal and private medical conditions.
  • Anungoo Munkhsaikhan
    Mongolia
    Opening a healthy chain restaurants that destroy the old notion “Healthy eating is privilege of the rich”
  • Fabian Segurondo
    BOLIVIA
    Provide solar energy to poor and rural communities