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Maximizing Opportunities for Social Change

Jonelle Williams, a NOBLE Scholarship recipient, has seen the dark side of human struggle and is intent on making the world a brighter place. Born in Sierra Leone, Williams and his family fled their native country to escape civil war.

Lydia Albanesius

Heading Back to Kindergarten to Teach for America

Lydia Albanesius, SPA/BA ’07, a recipient of the Lura Bradfield Foundation Scholarship, thought she wanted to go to law school. Then she realized she didn't want to be a lawyer - she just wanted to do social justice work.