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Lucy Zhao

Lucy Zhao

I spent my summer with The Kenya Project, a program I started my freshman year that brings an interdisciplinary group of University of Michigan undergraduates to Kithoka, Kenya to partner with locals to start...

Layne Vandenberg

This past June, I traveled to Meru, Kenya to continue working on a grassroots, social entrepreneurship and human-centered design experiment called “The Kithoka Soap Initiative” (TKSI). I originally laid the foundation for TKSI in...

Paul Stromberg

This summer I worked for an Indigenous radio station in Guatemala. During this trip I used my experience at WCBN to help this station update much of its equipment. All of this station’s equipment...

Carolina Fuentes Diego

This summer I had the opportunity to live in Berlin, Germany. I worked with Allegro Grundschule, an elementary school near central Berlin. I assisted with classes and homework through the end of the school...

Kaylee VanDommelen

Kaylee VanDommelen

This past summer I had the incredible opportunity to go abroad to Tanzania with World Endeavors. I lived with a host family in the city of Arusha and worked at Tengeru Hospital. Living with...

2012, Maria Gunnoe

Maria Gunnoe is a fearless advocate for environmental and social justice. Despite threats and intimidation Ms. Gunnoe works to educate and build citizen advocacy, and to rally communities that face the destruction of their...

Michael Williams

I am a native of Detroit and a senior at the University of Michigan in the Honors program for Afroamerican and African Studies. As a Spirit of Detroit Award recipient, I dedicate my academic...