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Watson Scholars advance solutions to the toughest challenges facing the world. But they need your help to get here.
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The Watson Scholars

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Zach Lahartinger is an aspiring serial entrepreneur from Ottowa, Canada helping teachers and parents make payments more easily in schools through Student School Fees (SSF). Zach is hoping to break into the US market this year and make a difference in the lives of teachers like his mother.

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Mahmud Johnson is an entrepreneur from Liberia working to empower Liberian youth through entrepreneurship education as well as employment in his own startups, including his current business J-Palm, which processes palm oil to create needed household goods.

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Since her freshmen year at university, Uyen has dedicated herself to youth organizations from empowering coffee farmers at Enactus to reinvigorating AIESEC Ho Chi Minh City. She is now bringing her career development program developed at WEF Global Shapers to Watson so she can bring it back to her home in Vietnam.

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Patrick is a junior from UNC Chapel Hill working on Seal the Seasons Produce (SSP), which saves grade B “farm waste”, fixes the blemishes, and flash freezes it for a long-lasting, healthy product to sell in food deserts. He has a passion for making sure everyone has access to healthy and affordable food.

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Claudine Migisha, from the Congo, has dedicated her life to peacebuilding and education work in refugee camps after experiencing first hand the violence of rebel army groups and needing to raise her siblings in their own refugee camps.

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Marcela Fernandez has lived in 7 counties and seen natural disasters like typhoon Yolonda and the human tragedies of war alike. She’s on a journey to live out and prove that non-traditional educational paths can be viable options for young people passionate about making the world better by creating a gap year documentary on alternative educational groups.

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Ukeme is a talented stand-up comedian who combines his love for comedy with entrepreneurial leadership. He believes that a positive transformation of Africa should be achieved by empowering the youth with an entrepreneurial mind-set. At Watson, he is incubating his project, The Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership; an institute that seeks to liberate the Nigerian youth through empowering them to create their own opportunities and futures.

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Finn believes it is within our collective power to shift our world towards a peaceful and sustainable future. He dreams of inspiring people to fight for the changes this world needs to see. At Watson, he hopes to find empowerment among the passionate and inspirational student body and environment.

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For the past 10 years, Renee has been dedicated to finding the answer to one question: how can people maximize their health and wellbeing, naturally? Her search has brought her across three countries in Africa, to Costa Rica, through her roots in Jamaica, her hometown in Brooklyn, and now to Boulder, Colorado. She is developing an all natural, sustainable lipstick and beauty care product line that is in harmony with nature and human health.

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Ted Weissberg is the founder of Redefining Our World Cypher or Row Cypher, which uses performing arts as a way to bridge the gap across Chicago through open mics, show cases, concerts, and community programs.

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Mariam was born in Afghanistan and grew up in Pakistan. She currently works at Skateistan, providing youth access to sport and education. Through Watson University, Mariam’s goal is to develop skills needed to develop a vocational training program for street working youth in Afghanistan, empowering them to change their future.

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Esrat (aka Eve) was born & raised in Bangladesh and completed her degree from University of Dhaka in finance. She dreams of a world where everyone has free access to education as well as to a better life. She is working to empower street children out of poverty by leveraging education. Today, she’s reached over 200 slum tudents with her literacy and basic skills training, and hopes to come to Watson to build out a work/study-exchange model to give her students work experience.

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