Guerdiana Thelomar, University of Miami
Guerdiana Thelmoar, a Human and Social Development and Visual Journalism double-major at the University of Miami, is deeply committed to social change, international development, and cultivating leadership capacity and youth empowerment. She is extremely active on campus as Vice President for the Haitian student organization Planet Kreyol; Student Advisory Board member for the Butler Center for Service and Leadership; an organizer for the annual Women’s Leadership Symposium; and an intern with the Wesley Foundation, the UM Methodist ministry. Her work also extends beyond South Florida and into the broader international community. She is the founder of an organization called Generation Hope, which empowers young people in Haiti and equips them with the tools, skills, and resources needed to achieve their dreams. She has made multiple trips abroad to work with young people and facilitate workshops on leadership and community building, and Guerdiana is also participating in the Clinton Global Initiative University in 2014 to further her work. Guerdiana works tirelessly to foster and create sustainable and impactful programs. She is involved in a wide variety of activities, but her work empowering young people in Haiti is undoubtedly remarkable.