Humanity Distilled into Ink

How Diana Chao is Destigmatizing Mental Illness With Letters to Strangers

Riley Carney

Through Her Words and Actions, Riley Carney Proves that Nothing is Impossible

By Riley Carney (2011) | When I was young, I had big plans for my future. I wanted to be a veterinarian. An inventor. An astronaut. An artist. A wizard. A ninja. And a superhero. All at the same time. I didn’t care if it was crazy. I was determined to be a veterinventorastrotistwizjahero and…

Gavin Ovsak

Fresh Out of High School, Gavin Ovsak Has Already Established Himself as an Inventor to Watch

By Gavin Ovsak (2011) | I’m a tech-savvy teenager and I’ve got big dreams. I’m convinced that in the long term, I want to make a lasting impact by enhancing people’s lives with technology. The technology that interests me most is in the realms of biomedical devices and computer science software. I spent a good…

Christina Gutierrez

Christina Gutierrez Strives to Spread Her Passion for Fresh, Local Food Wherever She Goes

By Christina Gutierrez (2011) | After learning about the many places across the globe I lived as a child, you might expect that my love for urban farming and gardening was cultivated in one of these exotic locales. When I was five years old, my family left Cincinnati, Ohio, and moved to Lima, Peru. A…

Ben Sasse

As President of Midland University, Ben Sasse is Taking on Challenges in Education

By Julie Collins Bates (2001) |  Ben Sasse wants you to know it’s OK to ask questions. It might seem like peculiar advice. But a penchant for inquiry has served Ben well, as he’s moved from advising organizations in the throes of strategic crisis, to serving as U.S. Assistant Secretary of Health and Human Services…

Radhika Mitra

As a Social Entrepreneur, Radhika Mitra is Helping to Shape a Better World

Radhika is a young entrepreneur with a strong desire to give back to society. Her passion towards art and philanthropy has led her to found Renaissance Now Corporation, a 501c3 non-profit, to level the playing field for underprivileged artists internationally. Her pursuit and interest in technical applications and social networking to advance social causes by…