Zanya Stephenson, Penn State Brandywine
Zanya Stephenson, a junior at Penn State Brandywine, has a history of taking action to improve the community. She was the first student to work with the campus’ newly established Laboratory for Civic Engagement, where she manages a podcast and interviews students. Zanya also captained a hunger relief benefit on campus. At an after school program in North Philadelphia, Zanya has introduced regular volunteer activities for the participants. For class, she recently designed a new education model, based on practices from her homeland of Jamaica and from the United States, to strengthen student learning and assist students with preparation for 21st century careers.