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Humans of
Global Scholars

Modeled after the website and book titled Humans of New York, this series of first-person stories highlights the experiences of Global Scholars and the paths that brought them to where they are now.

Season Three

2021

"I'm always developing more and more dimensions to myself and learning."

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"Every one of the King Scholars is an overachiever in their own way and that allows us to open our peers’ eyes to another area or think of something in a different way."

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Season One

2019

“I come from a favela in São Paulo and I grew up here. I didn’t really know a lot about the city until I got a scholarship when I was eleven.”

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“I'm more like my father than I am my mother. He was also very much a math person and so was his sister, who I got the math gene from.”

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“If I can inspire one kid to believe in themselves, to understand that education and working hard, could save their future, it really matters to me.”

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“Growing up in Western Kenya, one of the challenges I observed was that very few people were educated. It was worse for girls.”

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“If there is one thing that has kept me going, it’s my mother—probably the most optimistic and hardworking person I know.”

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Season Two

2020

"One thing I realized is that if you're willing to learn something, you can learn it, if you’re willing to work hard."

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"I enjoy overcoming struggles, but the process is what I really live for, tackling things that I have no idea how to tackle and gaining experience and intuition."

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“I see myself leveraging technology that I've learned over the years to create systems for wide-scale, social impact.”

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“I always knew that I wanted to get a good education somewhere else in order to be able to help my country in a better way.”

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“My parents grew up on communist rations, so I am one generation away from living on rations. They told me stories.”

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“I want to financially support a cohort of students from my community and to provide a mentorship network for them.”

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