Meet the 2018 Candidates

Read about each individual applicant, or dive into all their pitch videos on our YouTube playlist.

Jeri Cooper
Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA
Sandeep Kumar
Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Nelida Torres
Orlando, Florida, USA
Johnny Tai
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Kürşat Ceylan
Istanbul, Turkey
Robert Jaquiss
Missoula, Montana, USA
Alieu Jaiteh
Banjul, Serrekunda, Gambia
Georgina Hollinshead
Matlock, Derbyshire, UK
Nathan Gibbs
Clifton Springs, New York, USA
Anna Laura Gastaldi
Padova, Italy
Mary Mammoliti
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Kellsea Phillips
Beverly, Massachusetts, USA
Matthew Shifrin
Newton, Massachusetts, USA
Dr. Sakui Malakpa
Toledo, Ohio, USA
Aishwarya T.V.
Secunderabad, Telangana, India
Kiplangat Lasoy
Rift Valley Province, Kenya
Andrew Hesser
Cornwall, UK
John Marshall
Georgetown, Guyana
Ahmed Moussa & Mohammed Mostafa
Alexandria and Cairo, Egypt
Bill Barkeley
Grand Rapids, MI, USA
Carla Valpeoz
Detroit, MI, USA
Mariano Reynoso
Austin, TX, USA
Jean Elston
San Francisco, CA, USA
Peggy Chong
Albuquerque, NM, USA
Michael Armstrong
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Kayla Myers
Warrensburg, Missouri, USA
Danny Thomas Vang & Jeshua Gilbert Aveno
San Francisco, California, USA
Leona Godin
Castle Rock, Colorado, USA
Brian Higgins
Los Altos, California, USA
Stacy Cervenka
Sacramento, California, USA
Louie McGee
Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA
Conchita Hernandez
Washington, DC, USA