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Pauline Dowell

Pauline Dowell

Pauline and her guide dog live on a sailboat on the Boston Harbor. She would use the Holman Prize to form an all-female crew of blind sailors to compete in the 2020 Newport to Bermuda Race.

Note: Originally, Pauline was going to complete in the Marblehead to Halifax Race. Since this will will not take place again until 2021, she has changed it to the more difficult Newport to Bermuda Race.

Ibrahim Khalil

Ibrahim, a student and advocate for his blind and low-vision community, would use the Holman Prize to launch an internet radio training program for the visually impaired, with the hope of launching careers in audio production.

Joshua Pearson

Joshua, an accessibility specialist and folk singer, would use the Holman Prize to record under-the-radar musicians around the world, in countries including the United Kingdom, Thailand, Vietnam and more.