meet sauve scholars alumni

Michelle Berkowitz Sultan

Venezuela

Michelle Berkowitz Sultan

Born in Caracas, Venezuela and raised in Guatemala City, Guatemala it was impossible for Michelle to ignore the unending socioeconomic hardships endured by those most in need. Through her education and subsequent work in several Latin American countries, she has strived to effect positive change with respect to literacy, poverty...

Temitope Folaranmi

Nigeria

Temitope Folaranmi

Temitope is a medical doctor and recently completed his internship at the Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Ile-Ife, Nigeria. His interest is in public healthcare policy and his passions are for young people’s health and development. His research entrepreneurship has earned him a host of academic and conference...

Anu George Canjanathoppil

India

Anu  George Canjanathoppil

Since co-founding an events management company at the age of 16, Anu has become an accomplished intellectual property lawyer, and also a playwright, filmmaker, and social activist. Throughout her home country of India, she advocates for access to education and a political voice for women and children.

Born in Cochin, Kerala,...

Kyle Hill

Canada

Kyle Hill

Kyle holds an MSc in Diagnostic Imaging from Oxford and a BSc in Physics and Mathematics from Mount Allison University in New Brunswick and is currently completing his PhD at Oxford’s Department of Surgery. His interests and achievements range from medical imaging to volunteering with a UNDP Public Health project in Chernobyl,...

Arcie Mallari

Philippines

Arcie Mallari

Arcie, the first Sauvé Scholar from the Philippines is, as far as is known, also the only Sauvé Scholar to have lived in a dumpsite. His experience led to the creation of Silid Aralan, whose purpose is to empower children by facilitating their discovery of their fullest potential, developing their love for learning and...

Rouzbeh Mircharkhchian

Iran

Rouzbeh   Mircharkhchian

Born in Rasht, Iran, close to the Caspian Sea, Rouzbeh is a petrochemical engineer, a feminist and an ardent supporter of women’s rights and democratic development. As a social activist, he works to combat gender discrimination and stereotypes in Iranian society as well as to reinforce the cultural, social and civil bases of...

Damilola Olawuyi

Nigeria

Damilola Olawuyi

Damilola, a lawyer and doctoral candidate at the University of Oxford, has an abiding interest in the role of law in environmental protection. His research explores the intersections between the environment and human rights under international law.  Widely published, he is a sought-after speaker and consultant to several...

Lisa Rae

Canada

Lisa Rae

While Toronto is her home, Lisa's focus is on Canada’s North. Her interests, including Aboriginal issues, mental health policy, domestic social policy and the governance of Canadian institutions, are inspired by her varied academic, professional and personal experiences from Kenya to Northern...

Amruth Ravindranath

India

Amruth Ravindranath

Amruth is a young innovator and entrepreneur from Bangalore, India. He cofounded and leads Vita Beans, a company that integrates Cognitive Sciences with Artificial Intelligence to build interactive applications - primarily in the field of Education and Behavioural Simulation.

Since its inception, Vita Beans has been recognized by...

Carlos Rueda

Peru

Carlos Rueda

Carlos’ upbringing in Lima during a period of economic depression marred by serious threats to the country’s democracy from the “Shining Path” terrorist group has influenced his academic and professional life. He has a deep commitment to ensuring that Peru’s future leaders have the training to...

Lilit Simonyan

Armenia

Lilit Simonyan

Lilit’s mission in life is to connect people to create positive change. At 21, she founded a non-profit youth organization that aims to contribute to the development of her country by empowering its youth. Today, she is the initiator and manager of over sixty youth-focused projects and gives training seminars to youth in...

Jessica Simpson

Canada

Jessica Simpson

A member of the Tlicho First Nation, born and raised in Yellowknife, Jessica advocates for Northern people- especially youth- and their land. A founding member of the Canadian Youth Climate Coalition, and of the Arctic Indigenous Youth Alliance, she is the Community Liaison Officer for the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact...

Andrew Sniderman

Canada

Andrew Sniderman

Born and raised in Montréal, Andrew graduated with a BA in philosophy and political science (highest honours) from Swarthmore College. He studied at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar and graduated with an MPhil in International Relations. His thesis “Public Good and Global Justice in Climate Finance: The Case of...

Thiha Tun

Myanmar

Thiha Tun

Thiha is a medical doctor whose focus is on preventing communicable diseases. His ambition is to become a public health leader in his country.  He has worked as an emergency medical relief officer, volunteered on a WHO malaria diagnosis and treatment project, and currently does social marketing and social franchising about ...

“Leaders must dream of changing the world.

They must have an inspired vision of the changes they want to make and be prepared to consecrate all
their energy to that purpose. A capacity to communicate their objectives is indispensable to sustain
the enthusiasm of their collaborators and their perseverance in action.”
— The Right Honourable Jeanne Sauvé, Opening Speech to the National Conference for Young Leaders, June 2-8, 1991