Alumni

The 167 Watson alumni from 52 countries have raised $77.2 million for the initiatives they help lead, created 572 part or full time jobs, and impacted over 150,000 people through their work.

Watson alumni have been selected to the Echoing Green Fellowship and Forbes’ 30 under 30 list, and continued their education at Harvard University, New York University, and Princeton University, among others.

Meet our graduates.

  • Salsabil Thabti, Boulder
    TUNISIA
    bringing North African women together to support, empower, and push each other to successfully run businesses.
  • Paola Prieto, Boulder
    VENEZUELA
    addressing the lack of opportunities for young girls who desire the tools to start their own business.
  • Yousra Kherkhache, Boulder
    ALGERIA
    improving her community in any way that she can.
  • Vito Ljubec, Boulder
    SLOVENIA
    supporting early stage youth entrepreneurs in Eastern Europe.
  • Sonam Kumar, Boulder
    NEPAL
    working for the poor to uplift lives and create job opportunities.
  • Olesia Mehedyniuk, Boulder
    UKRAINE
    devoted to helping others, particularly children, to learn about the importance of recycling.
  • Lawrence Okettayot, Boulder
    UGANDA
    solving challenges in agriculture and entrepreneurship to make his community a better one
  • Meiling Wu, Boulder
    CHINA
    believes that to help small companies grow is to grow the world.
  • Grant Ellison, Boulder
    USA
    has a passion for simplifying people's lives, and a desire to fill needs.
  • Mahmoud Tohamy, Boulder
    EGYPT
    wants to fix the damage in the world to make it a better place and to help people to have a better life.
  • Kim White, Boulder
    ZIMBABWE
    inspiring creative children in Zimbabwe to be the next generation of entrepreneurs
  • Diane Delava, Boulder
    BELGIUM
    making a positive impact on this planet that drastically needs it.
  • Brian Kariuki, Boulder
    KENYA
    making the world into a better place for everyone by solving problems through innovative technology.
  • Andrianina Jamuelle, Boulder
    MADAGASCAR
    Encouraging people to use non-chemically treated and safer products to reduce illnesses and respect the environment.
  • Alhassan Baba Muniru, Boulder
    GHANA
    Al co-creates local solutions to solve the waste challenge in Ghana through youth empowerment programs.
  • Sara Hrašar, Boulder
    SLOVENIA
    Producing wheelchair slippers for physically disabled individuals in order to break a barrier of stigma and shame.
  • Tobechukwu Okeke, Boulder
    USA
    Using augmented reality to share human stories, so that we can understand others' reality and be inspired to build a more just world.
  • Ricardo Rocha, Boulder
    MEXICO
    Delivering fresh groceries and a full inventory of goods to homes located in food deserts and families facing food insecurity throughout Denver.
  • Beniamin Strzelecki, Boulder
    POLAND
    Creating a gap-year program for high school graduates allowing them to discover their passions and better prepare for future careers.
  • Jefferson Kang’acha, Boulder
    KENYA
    Transforming the Kenyan agricultural landscape through automated hydroponic technology in horticultural farming.
  • Charlotte Vitak, Boulder
    USA
    Breaking down silos to bring students, professors, and community members to listen and learn from each other.
  • Claire Fleming
    USA
    Increase community engagement, social responsibility and environmental awareness in business practice.
  • Anungoo Munkhsaikhan
    Mongolia
    Opening a healthy chain restaurants that destroy the old notion “Healthy eating is privilege of the rich”
  • Abdelhak Ferhat, Boulder
    ALGERIA
    Developping innovative products and services for people with personal and private medical conditions.
  • Nzambi Matee, Boulder
    KENYA
    Impact the world positively a day at a time.
  • Jumoke Adeoye
    NIGERIA
    To improve health and well being of women and girls in low income communities.
  • Donnya Piggott
    BARBADOS
    Creating inclusive Caribbean societies - One island at a time.
  • Syeda Jaisha
    PAKISTAN
    To facilitate Pakistani women past the ideal working age in finding professional opportunities.
  • Alex Fiel
    USA
    To help fulfill the promise of the information age by providing free access to education and a record of learning.
  • Favio G. Camacho Soria
    BOLIVIA
    Improve human communication to create a more empathic world.
  • Norman Mthethwa, Boulder
    SOUTH AFRICA
    To provide water acces for the purpose of improving hygiene and sanitation through profitable agricultural practices.
  • Abhay Rangan
    INDIA
    To work towards achieving animal liberation in my lifetime.
  • Fabian Segurondo
    BOLIVIA
    Provide solar energy to poor and rural communities
  • Demetri Bolduc
    USA
    Address ecological collapse and social injustice by creating transparency, education/awareness and shifting structural power hierarchies.
  • Ryan Singh
    USA
    Tackling civil complacency using the power of youth and art as a tool for social change
  • Cicy Shengnan Zhang
    China
    Tackling civil complacency using the power of youth and art as a tool for social change
  • Jack Hisard
    Kenya
    Improving the potential of renewable energy through optimizing solar technology
  • Ian Oluoch
    Kenya
    Tackling civil complacency using the power of youth and art as a tool for social change
  • Tessa Zimmerman
    Connecticut, U.S.A.
    Tackling civil complacency using the power of youth and art as a tool for social change
  • Junior Guerrero Ruiz
    Bolivia
    Promoting literacy through the creation of a free and accessible e-book platform
  • Finn Woelm
    Germany
    Using our collective power to shift our world towards a peaceful and sustainable future
  • Emmanuel Rusaka
    DRC
    Eradicating counterfeit drugs in the market through education and verification services
  • Aljaz Osetič
    Slovenia
    Reducing volunteer firefighter response time by collaborating with volunteer brigades to sell + install warning sirens on volunteer vehicles
  • Lewis Wanjohi
    Kenya
    Creating a security app and a criminal database management and analysis system to monitor crime in Kenya
  • Azure Eller
    USA
    Creating a crisis line alternative for college students in need
  • Timia Pratt
    USA
    Making mental health treatment more accessible for low-income minorities
  • Makayla Brown
    USA
    Equipping children with healthy coping mechanisms to lower suicide, self, harm, and substance abuse rates through poetry workshops
  • Cole Compton
    USA
    Creating sustainable, living centerpieces to promote the sustainability of native plants
  • Lallas Chen
    China
    launching a free information sharing platform for English learners focused on the fields of debate and cultural understanding
  • Nicholas Kee
    Jamaica
    Creating a coding academy for young Jamaicans
  • Charles Muhanguzi
    Uganda
    Developing low-cost solar-powered indoor air purifying solutions for poor families in Africa
  • Sohrab Amiri
    Iran/Germany
    Promoting more efficient and responsible health care options for refugees
  • Jessy Huang
    China/USA
    To advance human freedom through globalized, open collaboration.
  • Elijah Torok
    USA
    Creating adventure films that ignite ideas and action for positive change
  • Justina Shandler
    USA
    Exploring global social issues through music and songwriting
  • Wenyu Xi
    China
    Developing creative learning spaces in rural China
  • Forbes Danckwerts
    Zimbabwe
    Creating a more habitual place for all life to live sustainably
  • Kaya Cameron
    Granada / USA
    Reintegrating holistic medicine into the culture of Granada
  • Alcyone Magana
    USA
    Telling the human story through a camera lense
  • Theresa Giglio
    USA
    Bringing healing, recovery, and hope to adolescents who are victims of trauma
  • Allyson Carpenter
    USA
    Helping to bridge the tribal divide and bring peace and prosperity to the Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Romain Vakilitabar
    USA
    Promoting empathy through virtual reality
  • Risalat Khan
    Bangladesh
    Exploring ways to de-risk rising sea levels in Bangladesh
  • Jason Woolf
    USA
    Empowering South African youth through traditional singing and dancing
  • Chenxi Ou Yang
    China
    Giving a voice to Chinese craftworkers by filming the stories behind the art and attaching them to the products via a QR code
  • Allie Morgan
    USA
    Exploring innovative means of providing medical aid in African countries
  • Lucas Peel
    USA
    Creating a rainwater harvesting system that collects and filters precipitation for use as a potable water source
  • Brin Enterkin
    USA
    Supporting orphans in Uganda and addressing systemic trends.
  • Katie Raitz
    USA
    Organizing youth to create peer-to-peer sexual health classes and teaching materials
  • Schuyler Van Sickle
    USA
    Designing and building aquaponic farming technologies that help to increase small and urban farming productivity and profitability
  • Madelle Mbong Kangha
    Cameroon
    Empowering African youths to rise to the challenges of a transformed and transformative era
  • Omotola Akinsola
    Nigeria
    Creating an innovative, decentralized leadership academy in Nigeria
  • Priscilla Semphere
    Malawi
    Promoting African literature cultural awareness through storytelling
  • Carson Kahn
    USA
    Seizing new opportunities in ed-tech
  • Eibhlin Lim
    Malaysia
    Giving a voice to the subject of the story
  • Elisabeth Reitman
    USA
    Assist survivors of violent conflict
  • Cheyenne Teng
    China
    Connecting international producers and consumers more directly and efficiently
  • Alex Jeffery
    USA
    Creating our generation’s most progressive community of mission-driven people and organizations
  • Momal Mushtaq
    Pakistan
    Connecting and empowering female travelers, especially from the countries where freedom of movement for women is restricted
  • Betty Nakato
    Uganda
    Providing high school with confidence and skills to identify and create opportunities
  • Tanaka Chingonzo
    Zimbabwe
    Improving the communication between city councils and their citizens
  • Andy Rapista
    Philippines
    Bringing entrepreneurial education to the Philippines
  • Eve Karim
    Bangladesh
    Equipping low resourced students with her literacy and basic skills training in Bangladesh
  • Christian Chamberlin
    USA
    Using rap to empower others
  • Uyen Dang
    Vietnam
    Promote career development services in Vietnam
  • Zach Lahartinger
    USA
    Streamlining school fee processing in America
  • Melissa Diomond
    USA
    Making autism services universally accessible
  • Hossay Mariam Shareefy
    Afghanistan
    Breaking barriers in Afghani education
  • Renee Edwards
    USA
    Creating a natural, sustainable lipstick and beauty care product line that is in harmony with nature and human health
  • Mahmud Johnson
    Liberia
    Empowering Liberian youth through entrepreneurship education
  • Marcela Fernandez
    Colombia
    Giving workshops and attending to people going through a life crisis or transition
  • Andrew Scales
    USA
    Changing the way that people travel and think about adventure
  • Rashaun Williams
    USA
    Promote effective community organizing to bring about social change
  • Jernej Pangeršič
    Slovenia
    Encourage and motivate people to volunteer and become agents of change
  • Sameer Issa
    Jordan
    Integrating Equine therapy with yoga to benefit children, animals, and the environment
  • Chinenye Ogoko
    Nigeria
    Making high youth unemployment a thing of the past in Nigeria
  • Leeran Markizano
    Canada
    Quality education for children in South America
  • Emma Jackson
    USA
    Integrating creative transformation of self and community into an arts and culture platform
  • Egan Elston
    USA
    Transform unsustainable social and environmental relationships into healthy, egalitarian relationships based on reciprocity and consent
  • Loic Kaze
    Burundi
    Promote the arts in the entrepreneurship field, empowering students to create their own startups while following their artistic passions
  • Lissa Piercy
    USA
    Use poetry as a tool for social activism
  • Gerald Hodges
    Liberia
    Helping his peers become agents of change
  • Danny Walsh
    Rethinking medical devices to allow for a more mobile world.
  • Ian Frank
    USA
    Telling untold stories
  • Angela Merrill
    USA
    convene the perspectives of individual communities to create true solutions to global issues
  • Paulo Oscuro
    Utilize technology to promote diversity
  • Maranda Robison
    USA
    Making breast milk available to all babies in need
  • Alex Rodriguez
    Spain
    Harnessing the power of technology to create a better world
  • Courtlyn Carpenter
    USA
    Seeking to change the way people perceive food by promoting sustainable agriculture and a reduction of food waste throughout the United States.
  • Wahid Hossain
    Bangladesh
    Reducing rural poverty by promoting and creating new distribution channels for women craftsmanship
  • Anja Krašovec
    Slovenia
    Helping people discover the options that they have
  • Elan Fields
    USA
    Creating a web-based platform to connect low income individuals to quality and free legal aid
  • Hussam Hassan
    Sudan
    Helping blind people read e-books
  • Madison Browning
    USA
    Creating a zero-waste grocery store
  • Zach Gambill
    USA
    Breeding horseshoe crabs and extract proteins from their eggs, which are incredibly important for research in cancer treatments and regenerative medicine
  • Hani Kassim
    Yemen
    driving change in the MENA region through education and entrepreneurship
  • Anna Safronova
    Russia
    providing a positive social environment and educational opportunities for inner-city orphans.
  • Salih Zainulabdeen
    Iraq
    Support and encourage entrepreneurship in Iraq
  • Isaac Forsland
    Canada
    repurposing used lumber and motivating Canadian youth to do great things
  • Garrett MacDonald
    USA
    Cultivating Sustainability utilizing blockchain technology
  • Ethan Levy
    USA
    Turning failure into strength for entrepreneurs
  • Zake Zhang
    China
    Equipping Chinese youth with the courage to be decision makers
  • Shweta Katti
    India
    Assisting families in red-light districts to access the world’s best education
  • Geva Segal
    Israel
    Solving huge challenges by using the exponential growth of advanced technology and out-of-the-box thinking
  • Patrice Madurai
    South Africa
    Assisting individuals to apply for and acquire identity documentation
  • Marcus Carter
    USA
    Embracing cultural differences
  • Vishal Saharan
    India
    Agricultural sustainability in India
  • Justin Simpkins
    USA
    Telling meaningful stories through film
  • Misa Grenier
    USA
    Helping others live whole-hearted lives
  • Salmine Sassi
    Tunisia
    Giving women a voice in the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Tunisia
  • Patrick Mateer
    USA
    Local flash-freeze produce
  • Brooke Donner
    USA
    Transform K-12 US public schools into places of learning, growth and curiosity for children of all backgrounds
  • Lucas Weber
    USA
    Create a thriving collaborative community of young talented artists
  • Sophia Lane
    United Kingdom
    Eliminating menstrual health as a barrier to girls' education in Uganda
  • Ashley Kulik
    USA
    Unleashing kids' entrepreneurial potential
  • Jack Corbin
    USA
    Improving the potential of renewable energy through optimizing solar technology
  • Abhinav Khanal
    Nepal
    Facilitate direct trade in the coffee industry to reduce economic inequalities and industry injustices.
  • Efua Agyare Kumi
    Ghana
    Tackling civil complacency using the power of youth and art as a tool for social change