LES 2020 Winners
Rafael has a strong passion for physics and will be attending Stanford University. He is a member and contributor to Mais Educação, an NGO that creates a network of people who have lead successful crowdfunding for education. He is active in his community, teaches physics to underserved high school students and publishes free online study materials geared towards astronomy Olympiads.
Giullia Jaques Caldeira
Giullia is in her first year at Babson College. In 2018, she attended a Latin American Leadership Bootcamp and was later selected to attend their first three-month program in Colombia. She is currently working full-time for LALA in their admissions team. In the past, she has been active in the Technovation Challenge Pitch, Mind The Gap, Brazilian Youth Parliament, and several Youth Ambassadors Programs.
Jonas do Nascimento Tavares
Jonas is currently living in Branson, Missouri where he studies at the College of the Ozarks. He is an ESL teacher at First Baptist Church and takes part in several volunteering activities at both his college and church, including visiting homeless shelters, distributing food and helping remodel local thrift stores. Next year, he plans to attend grad school and as well as prepare for the Itamaraty entry exam to become a diplomat for Brazil.
Giovani Carvalho Costa
Giovani studies chemical engineering at Dartmouth College. From 2015 to the present, he has been a scholarship recipient with ISMART (Instituto Social Para Motivar, Apoiar e Reconhecer Talentos) and was selected among 11,000 applicants. In addition to offering leadership consulting to other high school students, he is currently a private tutor who helps high school seniors prepare for standardized testing.
Sarah Aguiar Monteiro Borges
Sarah graduated high school in 2019 and has been admitted to several notable universities. She is an active volunteer with the Hospital Vila Sao Cottolengo, Partners of America and MedEnsina. As a STEM Para Minas member, she writes and designs social media posts while being responsible for expanding the outreach in Northern Brazil. Her personal interests include literature, theater and visual arts.