YA Blog Contributors

Queen Ehirim

Queen Ehirim is 23 years old, fourth-year Management student at the Rivers State University of Science and Technology in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
The National Co-ordinator of Global Community Peace Network initiative, a Non-Governmental Organization that networks peace in rural communities usually prone to communal conflicts.
A peace agent in ‘Women in Peace and Nation Building’ from the Mediation Training Institute, Nigeria.
A Certified Conflict Analyst from the United States Institute of Peace, and from the Institute of Chartered Mediators and Conciliators.
As an advocate of climate change and achieving the MDG-Environmental Sustainability, am the Global initiator of QUENCH PROJECT-a FREE CLIMATE YOUTH MOVEMENT that mobilizes youths to take action on climate change with the main aim of voicing-out against Gas Flaring in the Niger Delta, where millions of tons of carbon dioxide is                                      currently been flared than anywhere else in the world.                                 Queen Ehirim is the Global Outreach Director/West African/Nigeria for HELPAIDSORPHANS, a non-profit organization that supports children who have been orphaned because of the HIV/AIDS pandemic.

Daniel Bornstein

Daniel Bornstein will be a freshman at Dartmouth College this fall. He graduated as the salutatorian from John F. Kennedy High School in Bellmore, New York. Over the past three years, Daniel has taken initiative on his passion for journalism and global issues. He has written articles on environmental and human rights issues as a Student Columnist for the Merrick Herald and as a writer for College News Magazine. He served as College News’ correspondent at the 2008 Democratic National Convention, which he attended with 250 students from across the nation.

Daniel is also an avid distance runner. He was a four-year member of his high school’s cross-country and track teams, serving as cross-country team captain in his senior year. He ran the Long Island Half Marathon in May, and he hopes to eventually run marathons. Daniel will be joining Dartmouth College’s Endurance Running Club this fall.

Jean Wintz

Hobbies: Cooking, traveling, dancing, reading and working with youth and children through community development.

Jean is a national United Nations volunteer working with a local NGO as a Youth Facilitator. She works with youths and single mothers who are unemployed and who are seeking to gain skills in order to gain employment. Furthermore, Jean works with young women between the ages of 11-25 in a lifestyle development program which she co-developed. the program seeks to target young women in depressed areas of our city, Georgetown, and facilitate sessions in education, skill-building & encouraging volunteerism through community outreach.