Meet the 2017 Minerva Fellows

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Eight Union College seniors were chosen to represent the College's Minerva Fellows program.

They will travel the globe to work in developing countries while paired up with a social entrepreneurial organization. The students will work for nine months and return to the College and live in a Minerva house for one month, where they will participate in a social entrepreneurial course and educate current students about their experiences abroad.

This year's fellows are:

Justin Salm

Engeye, Uganda

Vito-Joseph Capuano

Engeye, Uganda

Brianna Godlewski

Lauren Greene Cohen Fellow at Witkoppen, South Africa

Gillian Henry

Boutique, Malaysia

Daniel Tompkins

The Global Child, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Sydney Spett

The Global Child, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Naina Thota

Robert Chartoff Fellow at Gram Vikas, India

Mason King

Environmentalist Foundation of India, India