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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Norman Mthethwa
    SOUTH AFRICA
    To provide water acces for the purpose of improving hygiene and sanitation through profitable agricultural practices.
  • 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.
  • Charlotte Vitak
    USA
    Breaking down silos to bring students, professors, and community members to listen and learn from each other.
  • Jefferson Kang’acha
    KENYA
    Transforming the Kenyan agricultural landscape through automated hydroponic technology in horticultural farming.
  • Beniamin Strzelecki
    POLAND
    Creating a gap-year program for high school graduates allowing them to discover their passions and better prepare for future careers.
  • Ricardo Rocha
    MEXICO
    Delivering fresh groceries and a full inventory of goods to homes located in food deserts and families facing food insecurity throughout Denver.
  • Syrine Gamra
    TUNISIA
    Creating a Pan African tourism platform to promote ethical and conscious tourism.
  • Tobechukwu Okeke
    USA
    Using augmented reality to share human stories, so that we can understand others' reality and be inspired to build a more just world.
  • Sara Hrašar
    SLOVENIA
    Producing wheelchair slippers for physically disabled individuals in order to break a barrier of stigma and shame.