Elizabeth Oquendo

Elizabeth graduated from Emory University in 2007 with a degree in sociology and Latin American studies.  On campus, Elizabeth was an active volunteer in many Atlanta charities including My House and Project Open Hand.  A native of Miami and fluent in Spanish, Elizabeth has worked in Peru on maternal and … Read more

Alexander Villaverde

Alexander is a 2007 graduate of Colgate University where he majored in Japanese and minored in economics.  Alexander studied the factors that led to the current political and economic conditions in Zambia and conducted research on local businesses in the Ogasawara Islands in Japan.  Originally from Spanish Harlem in New … Read more

Sofya Leonova

Originally from Russia, Sofya graduated from the University of Chicago in 2008 with a degree in environmental studies.  She has conducted research on the intersection of environmental, health, and poverty issues at Chicago’s Field Museum, studied conservation and natural resource management in Brazil, and researched the potential for environmental initiatives … Read more


Veronica Conti

Veronica graduated with honors in nutritional sciences from Cornell University in 2008. She was a Cornell Commitment Tradition Scholar, volunteered for Habitat for Humanity, and worked in Nicaragua teaching at a local school and volunteering at a program for pregnant women. She also wrote an honors thesis on body composition techniques, … Read more

Page May

Originally fromVermont, Page graduated from Mount Holyoke College in 2010 with a degree in environmental studies. Her past independent projects include researching the implications of chop-and-mulch agriculture on Amazonian household food security and exploring the Green Revolution dialectically. As an education volunteer at Heifer International’s Overlook Farm, she facilitated programming … Read more

Stefani Cox

Hailing from Davis, California, Stefani is a 2010 graduate of Stanford University, where she studied health policy and health inequities in the human biology program.  She was a leader in Stanford College Prep, a support program for first-generation college-bound high school students. She also coordinated Volunteers in Latin America, a student-run … Read more