Rakshya Devkota, Saint Louis University
The sophomore explores issues in the black community through her discomfiting visual art.
Jade Hookham, UC San Diego
Keith Corso had an ambitious vision: designing a bus system that doesn’t totally suck.
Michele Mendez, Temple University
Tina Li, a freshman UCLA student, launched a sock business called ‘HapiThreads,’ named after her goal of wanting to spread happiness to others.
Katie Lommen, Saint Louis University
Kaylah Griffith wants to combat human trafficking with the Exodus Cry project.
Kayla Morosco, Chatham University
Rising junior Mike Zivetti’s skater-oriented designs reflect his emphasis on cultivating the arts in an increasingly STEM-oriented society.
Xavier Austin Reyna, University of Texas at San Antonio
The Ithaca College student has spent his entire life creating music, and now he’s ready to share it with the world.
Abraham Ramirez, University of California, Los Angeles
The Dixie State senior and his brother have participated in film competitions across the country.
Samantha Jorgens, Central Michigan University
The University of Iowa student has sold hundreds of handmade pendants, which she designs with everything from birthstones to geodes.
Grace John, Rutgers University
The Oklahoma City University junior is a double threat with his major focus in violin and piano performance.
Selena Lundy, Grand Valley State University
Psychology student Gilmar created the online safe haven ‘Asking Jude’ so that no one feels alone.
Haley Newlin, Southern New Hampshire University
Student documentary filmmaker Angelo Thomas finds purpose in film, saying, ‘You have the power to change your life.’
Nola Hynes Brody, University of Houston-Victoria
Jacob Hurrell-Zitelman founded Quick Sip Cold Brew Coffee around the idea of specialty cold brew coffee during his freshman year at Trinity.
Isabelle Mencia, University of Florida
A simple Facebook event led UC Berkeley’s Natalea Schager to fly out to Cusco, Peru in hopes of preserving the Incan Ruins in an AR app.
Gillian Farnan, SUNY Cortland
University of Texas student Jacqueline Gibson is using her personal experiences and education to help the underrepresented people in her communities.
Sema’Jay Hall, San Francisco State University
How scholarship winner Chloe Green is working toward food justice and security.
Julian Randall, Texas Tech University
As a graduate of the University of North Texas and current student at Texas A&M-Commerce, Whitaker is coming up with something foreign.
Erin Marie Winans, James Madison University
But he makes them fashion.
Sarah Hoenig, Texas A&M University
The UC Berkeley student has sparked a new and exhilarating path for herself by becoming a stand-up comedian.
Michaela Sickles, Suffolk University
Influenced by two important women in her life, Healey decided to join the committee for Elon’s 24-hour dance marathon to raise money for the local children’s hospital.
Sam Kasierski, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
In an industry with an abundance of mainstream talent, Allison Altschiller is paving her own way through music.
Kayla Lichtman, Middlebury College
Andrew Watring of American University confronts the issue of racism in classic theater in his bold new play ‘Shakespeare is a White Supremacist.’
Ellyot Chen, Pasadena City College
The University of Florida senior used her hobby to make her favorite singer, Lorde, a gift.
Tabitha Prisinzano, Columbia College of Missouri
Many students dream of working as a professional writer. This Columbia College senior out of small-town Alabama is living that dream.
Shashank Rao, University of Michigan
The Stanford senior is on her campaign to re-think how Girl Scout cookies are made.
Taylor Miller, SUNY Cortland
The ambitious University of Delaware student has high hopes for her medical career, but still manages to stay plugged in to the needs of her community.
As president of Texas Engineering World Health, Alina Schroeder has led her team to create a low-cost incubator that can treat children with jaundice.
Andria Modica, Drexel University
RCC’s Vidmar is a writer for Huffington Post Teen Blog and MTV Founders, and an advocate for community colleges everywhere.
Natalya Pomeroy, University of Houston
University of Miami’s Alice Kim dedicated her recent EP to her grandparents after spending a summer with them.
Elizabeth Ivanecky, McMaster University
Admired for her outspoken nature, the MSU student explores taboo topics within the Muslim community with both a sharp humor and intelligent tone.
Sarah Lynch, Marist College
Through his startup Verb Energy, Inc., Yale senior Matt Czarnecki cleverly combines food and caffeine.
Cleo-Symone Scott, Virginia Commonwealth University
The Miami-based student showcases the power of music and self-reflection.
Brittany Sims, Temple University
As an accounting major, Petito enjoys helping low to moderate income people with their taxes.
Audrey Bowers, Ball State University
The student-created guide is changing the campus landscape when it comes to affordability.
Ana Greening, Texas State University
The junior has made a huge impact through her involvement in student government.
Kerrianna Wallace, Arcadia University
The Cornell University architect wants to solve two of Tobago’s problems with one barge.
Plamedie Ifasso, Texas Woman’s University
Pedro Cañas, a sophomore at New York University, composes beautiful songs that make an impact on all who listen to them.
Kayla Platoff, Maryville University
Li is making an impact on campus through the Asian Student Union.
Megan Batt, SUNY Cortland
The University of Georgia’s 2018 commencement speaker and former intern in Washington, D.C., has plans to return to the capital.
Onaje McDowelle, University of Texas at Austin
Spearheaded by senior Vanjessica Gladney, the Penn History of Slavery Project has colleges across the country reassessing their ties to slavery.
Jonathan Christian, Northwest Vista College
An interview with USC student Taylor Seamans, a computational neuroscience major and the founder of Inbtwn. Magazine.
Burke’s pun-loving, eccentric stencils took off by word of mouth after she began designing shirts for herself. Soon, Ides was born.
As state chair of the country’s largest Republican student federation, Ariana Rowlands is bringing aggressive, unapologetic conservatism to southern California.
A physical breakdown led visual artist and poet William Chappell to an unlikely catharsis.
Emily Craig, University of North Alabama
Valdez’s latest award-winning poetry collection centers on environment, heritage and her favorite book.
Hollis Reddington, University of Alaska Anchorage
The UCLA student is empowering others through her works of art and is aiming to destigmatize mental illness.
Burg, a music industry major who mixes R&B, soul, indie and folk in his songs, is releasing the second part of his three-part EP series in May.
The founder of the Happiness Project has a simple, yet incredibly difficult mission.
Liam Ainslie Mayo, Bard College
Student entrepreneur Anthony Valiulis has business sense in his blood. Yet his own path into the business world was far from predetermined.
Bonnie Wong, University of Southern California
A conversation with Sarah Adler, co-founder of Spoon University.
Drew Langhart, a student at Arizona State University, helped to develop an app that encourages stronger relationships between students and faculty.
Rebecca Crosby, Trinity College
College senior Lillian found a new way to clap back at racist, chauvinistic Tinder messages: making them into art.
In an artform full of imitators, the UCLA student’s distinctive style of photography sets her far apart from her contemporaries.
Sabriyya Pate is leading an initiative to convince Duke’s administration that students need access to free menstrual products.
Cason Ragland, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Film has intrigued Austen Sparke for years, and since becoming a film major, he’s directed a short film titled ‘Murder Go Round.’
College senior Lyndcee Barragato wants to provide special needs students with a sense of community and belonging with her nonprofit.
Emilie Romero, University of Nevada
As she attends school at Columbia College Chicago, Caruso also runs Princess Gigi’s Fund for the Medically Fabulous.
Although she’s only a sophomore, Ellinore Folkesson has already made progress on her campus as she fights for social justice with Amnesty International.
Wolff, a student at both Brown and RISD, talks about their art, the challenges of college and their inspirations.
Hong Kong University student Jessie Yang co-founded The Wandering Voice in order to create a platform for minority groups.
Malik has launched an environmental campaign at George Washington University to ‘Save a Million’ pieces of paper.
With a spark of interest from childhood, the NYU senior Ericsson Hartfield brings a contemporary breath to the classical instrument of the violin.
Aliyah Christian from the University of Southern California is challenging the stereotype of college students by pursuing all her dreams, all with passion.
Briana Perez, University of Texas at San Antonio
Jay’Len Boone is making an impact on his college campus with the group ‘Voices in Praise’ to help UTSA join other Texas gospel choirs.
Dakota Herman has always loved drawing and the arts, but now she wants to take her artwork to the next, more permanent level: tattooing.
Whether it’s in journalism, poetry or fiction, Pulgar has a keen eye for criticism and good wit.
Seton Hall’s Meg Daniels and her classmates bring ‘faith, sports and fun’ to Puerto Rico on her school’s recent mission trip.
Through his research on Indian-Americans who served in the U.S. Army in World War I, Kalo shows that the immigrant community contributed to building America as a nation.
Niki Padgett has taken her longtime love of science and space and spun them into a prestigious internship at NASA.
Through her work with the largest commercial art gallery in Alabama, Walker aims to educate others on social issues.
Though she’s only a sophomore, Oteri already has vast experience in the fashion world.
Kate Maxwell, NC State University
Sofía Campoamor, the first female in the group’s century-long history, discusses the pressures and opportunities of the position.
Morgan Witherspoon, the executive director of the event, raises money for children’s hospitals by standing for the kids who can’t.
Miranda Maples, University of Tennessee
With her love of beauty, mythology, nature and culture, Sofia Gilmore-Montero writes and edits for her campus newspaper, Driftwood.
After realizing how expensive Uber rides can be, Matthew Vega-Sanz and his twin brother developed their own solution: LulaRides.
Pace University’s Douglas Dillon is a young businessman that has found success in both his Hanta Rods and Reels business and the theatre.
AJ Davis’s new film confronts the unglamorous realities of alcohol and opioid addiction.
After losing her cat in a car accident, Blythe Serrano hopes to prevent others experiencing such a loss by creating a light-up collar for dogs and cats.
NYU Abu Dhabi’s Khairunnisa Mentari Semesta and her team won iGEM with their E.coLAMP device, which detects the bacteria E. coli in foods.
Jaylen Jones, a Morehouse College sophomore, is giving back to his community with his ascension organization Achieve M.O.O.R.E.
A soon-to-be-published illustrator and social media influencer, Monique ‘Momo’ Le has taken to online platforms to discuss representation.
Artist McKenzie Cunningham uses non-representational forms and untraditional vehicles to flesh out her wild artistic vision.
The Muslim-American activist who created the Hijab Project has returned to the national spotlight with a new mission: fighting an Obama-era program called CVE.
Chávez has used the platform as an opportunity to focus on making the 140-year-old school more inclusive, but it hasn’t been easy.
A conversation with Iman Siddiqi, the UC, Irvine, student behind the first student-funded refugee scholarship in the country.
“Vagina Monologues” co-director and sorority sister Briana Grogan is part of a new wave of intersectional empowerment.
Inspired by a personal experience, Danya Sherman created KnoNap to help detect and prevent drug-facilitated sexual assault.
Diego Galicia, Valencia College
After her victory in the ‘Master the Mainframe’ competition, the 22-year-old Anna McKee from the University of North Texas found new inspiration for her future career.
Adriana Luna, Northwest Vista College
USC’s Cameron Kostopoulos directs his future in cinematography, using his YouTube channel to make his debut in the film industry.
Berkeley freshman, Eleanor Hammond, is treading a path to greatness: writing the next big feminist musical.
The USC senior showcased the beauty of the South and the amazing things that female artists can accomplish with her first solo photography exhibition.
These careers are the most likely, statistically speaking, to help you become a billionaire.
NYU’s Isabella Bruder is a YouTube force to be reckoned with.
‘I think people still think opera singers only scream and are fat. I would say screaming is not what we do.’
Stephanie Everett, draws from her own experiences in her one-person play “It’s Fine, I’m Fine” to raise awareness and inspire others.
Student Body President Savannah Putnam is bringing change to UNC Chapel Hill.
University of Maryland senior, Emily Starobin, hopes to catch a glimpse of the Maryland state insect with the Baltimore Checkerspot Project.
Travel and daily interactions with people inspire this Boston University student’s music.
Before launching YouMakeYou, Triolo found herself taking time off from university after suffering from post-concussion syndrome.
A dog isn’t mankind’s only friend.
Surround yourself with stories and fictional worlds as you grow as a writer.
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