The Current Watson Scholars

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

  • Nathan Jaffe, South Florida
    USA
    focused on the dynamics between the pursuit of higher education and career opportunities for the next generation.
  • Isaac King, South Florida
    USA
    wants to keep his head and vision clear use his knowledge and skills for the benefit of society, rather than himself.
  • Wainright Acquoi, South Florida
    LIBERIA
    wants to keep his head and vision clear use his knowledge and skills for the benefit of society, rather than himself.
  • Samuel Nvota, South Florida
    SLOVAKIA
    wants to keep his head and vision clear use his knowledge and skills for the benefit of society, rather than himself.
  • Maria-Isabell Abrahamsson, South Florida
    SWEDEN
    interested in learning more on how learning management systems can alter the educational experience of students.
  • James Okina, South Florida
    NIGERIA
    believes strongly that our world is in a deep mess because of the mistakes of yesterday and if we must make things right, then we must start by preparing the children today for tomorrow
  • Ja’dan Johnson, South Florida
    JAMAICA
    wants to help youth cultivate ideas that create positive impact on the world.
  • Regina Zhyldyzbekova, South Florida
    KYRGYSTAN
    changing the educational system in Kyrgyzstan by focusing on improving its nationwide curriculum.
  • Bryan Nakambonde, South Florida
    NAMIBIA
    wants to prove that if we had many versions of Bill Gates strategically focusing on improving smaller regions of the world, many people can be uplifted from poor living standards at a quicker pace.
  • Brima Bangura, South Florida
    SIERRA LEONE
    seek to address the lack of clean drinking water for underprivileged people in Sierra Leone.
  • Anahit Mkrtchyan, South Florida
    ARMENIA
    mission is to prove that the possibilities are endless.
  • Reagan Fox, South Florida
    USA
    believes that every human has the potential to make a change in our world but they can’t due to the restrictions upon them.
  • Dwayne Griffith, South Florida
    Saint Maarten
    helping people communicate effectively across different cultures.
  • Lucas Silva, Boulder
    BRAZIL
    using Artificial Intelligence to identify young people with suicidal and depressive tendencies
  • Charles Nana Kwarteng, Boulder
    GHANA
    focusing on farming resource optimization using cleantech
  • Samuel Adewole Dotun, Boulder
    NIGERIA
    passionate about creating prosperity in Africa through social entrepreneurship.
  • Letchkov Brevil, Boulder
    HAITI
    promoting social inclusion and education for children in Haiti
  • Kathleen Hu, Boulder
    USA
    on a mission to reduce food waste and fight hunger.
  • Aditya Dave, Boulder
    INDIA
    strongly believes in the power of community and giving back.
  • Paula Estefania Pérez, Boulder
    COLOMBIA
    committed to providing rural communities with sustainable clean water.
  • Alex Kyeyune, Boulder
    UGANDA
    passionate about educating global citizens about poverty eradication strategies in rural areas.
  • Roselyn Jainona, Boulder
    PAPUA NEW GUINEA
    passionate about social change and development.
  • Ashraf Mizo, Boulder
    SUDAN
    creating social change through technology.
  • Achraf Khallouli
    TUNISIA
    bridging the gap between generations
  • Nairi Krafian, Boulder
    USA
    working with dogs and vulnerable youth populations
  • Rebecca Onagbola, Boulder
    NIGERIA
    creating resources, coaching and connections for female Nigerian early-career professionals.
  • Eric Mbaki Mwaura, Boulder
    KENYA
    on a mission to reduce the number of pregnancy complications and maternal deaths in developing countries.
  • Johanam Abdalla, Boulder
    GUATEMALA
    working to make recycling simple, exciting, and available for everyone.
  • Brooke Harmon, Boulder
    USA
    paving a new way on how to support people and view self understanding.
  • Tanzim Taher, Boulder
    BANGLADESH
    diagnosing hemp diseases and providing advice to hemp farmers using AI.
  • Irina Gladysheva, Boulder
    RUSSIA
    aims to connect Russian students to international teachers to learn needed skills.
  • Esther Nakajjigo, Boulder
    UGANDA
    aims to connect Russian students to international teachers to learn needed skills.
  • Michael Hentschel, Boulder
    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
  • Mackendy Blanc, Boulder
    HAITI
    Uniting groups of passionate young leaders throughout Haiti and training them on the concepts of social entrepreneurship