Sarah Lewan, Saginaw Valley State University
Sarah Lewan, a junior at Saginaw Valley State University, is striving to bring awareness to an issue affecting people across the globe. Sarah created an organization called Project Sunset out of her residence hall room during her freshman year to help raise money and awareness of malaria’s effects in Africa. Project Sunset has raised money for approximately 350 nets to protect families in Gabon, Africa, since 2011. Sarah has taken her community engagement beyond the campus and local community and is now working to spread her mission across the United States through a non-profit organization called E4 Project. Sarah saw a need greater than one she could fill by herself and reached out to her campus community to inspire other students to help those they might never meet in person.