2017 Napier AWARDEES
TIFFANY ORTAMOND - Pitzer College
Tiffany proposes to work with the Tia'amin First Nations tribe in British Columbia to create and implement a water-quality testing/education program, an ongoing data base for analysis, as well as film documentation of her time there. Her intent is to build a foundation to empower local tribe members and others to collect and log information that can be utilized in building legitimate cases addressing pollution, international development, and environmental injustice.
JAYA JIVIKA RAJANI - Pomona College
Jivika wants to organize Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Bootcamps for around 250 students from grades 9-12 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Pune, India. Students will learn principles of social entrepreneurship and design thinking and form teams to develop projects that could have positive impacts in their communities. Jivika will then mentor up to ten student teams to ensure the realization of these projects. She will partner with a network of international schools in Dubai and Teach for India in Pune.