2017 ESR Leadership Conference: Panel

Panel Discussion

Undergrad Entrepreneurs for Peace and Justice

Welling Hall - Panel Moderator

Welling Hall has worked as Plowshares Professor of Peace Studies, Politics, and International Studies at Earlham since 1987 and has recently joined Earlham President Alan Price's team as Academic Dean of the College. In addition to serving in various leadership roles with the Friends Committee on National Legislation and the Quaker United Nations Office, Welling has worked for the U.S. Congress as Legislative Assistant to Congressman Keith Ellison and for the U.S. Department of State as a Franklin Fellow.

Ahsan Khoja is a rising junior, majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science at Earlham College. He is an Ismaili Muslim by faith, from Karachi, Pakistan. With a deep-rooted passion for social good, he has found great opportunities and mentorship here to follow his goals. Over the past year, he has worked with a team of 12 other Earlham students in designing a campaign to combat violent extremism. Their campaign was selected among the top 3 in the U.S. as scalable campaigns. There were brought to Washington D.C. to present their idea where they also participated in Design Sprint, a process of structured brainstorming for answering critical business questions through design, prototyping, and testing new ideas with users throughout one to five day workshop.

Daniel Kibet is an Earlham College student going into his third year. He plans to double major in Economics and Business & Non-profit management and specialize in a career field in the economic development and banking/finance sector.

Daniel is from Eldoret town, western Kenya where he completed his high school education at St Patricks High School, Iten. In 2013, he attended Lester B. Pearson UWC college in British Columbia, Canada where he completed the International Baccalureate diploma program.

Daniel has volunteered with an organization in central Kenya where he got involved in the construction of class rooms for a nursery school, a pit latrine project, and a water tank for an orphanage facility in Muranga. This summer he will be able to work with his local community to establish toilet facilities for the school he attended as a young boy.

Abby McCullough is a 2017 graduate of Earlham College. She completed her B.A. in Art as well as a minor in Environmental Studies. The summer before her senior year Abby and her friend Lily Fishleder combined their love for art, architecture, sustainability and community through a hands on project of building a tiny house to live in for their senior year of college. With a love for the environment, this project allowed these friends to begin to live into their values and embrace the idea of living simply. 

Ananda Mishra is a young inspiring individual from Nepal who wants to imprint his name in the world’s medical fraternity. He is a rising senior pursuing a Biochemistry degree at Earlham College studying in the pre-health program. Ananda co-convenes the Health Club at Earlham and plans the programs and progress of this committee. He aspires to become a cardiovascular surgeon and serve humankind. He has been volunteering and job-shadowing at Reid Hospital for the past two years, works as a circulation desk worker at Lilly Library, and tutors Biology and chemistry at the Academic Enrichment Center.

Event Date: 
08/11/2017 - 7:00pm