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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 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 11."

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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."

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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 hard-working person I know."

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Season Two

2020

"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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