How do ASU students change the world?

February 4, 2019
2 minutes

How are you changing the world?

ASU students are effecting change every day, in traditional and nontraditional ways, through volunteering, bridging cultural gaps and much more. Meet just a few of the many Sun Devils who are making our community and world better.

Zoe Isaac

Political science and global studies major Zoe Isaac works with sorority women at ASU as a peer educator, raising awareness about healthy relationships, consent and bystander intervention. Find out why she leans in to discomfort and was inspired to work to prevent sexual and relationship violence.

Shandiin Yessilth

Construction management and studio art student Shandiin Yessilth works with first-year students to coach them to success and helps Native students be proud of who they are. Find out why she is passionate about her work and her art. 

Shantel Marekera

Justice studies major Shantel Marekera is the founder of the Little Dreamers Foundation, which provides affordable preschool for disadvantaged families in her native Zimbabwe. Find out why she is passionate about expanding educational access and empowering women to be financially independent. 

Chloe Burbank

Film major Chloe Burbank is working on a documentary called "Shero," which celebrates everyday women heroes. Burbank wants to empower men and women and redefine what the word "hero" means. 

Julia Lorence

Biomedical science major Julia Lorence, who is originally from Germany, is the co-founder of a student group that focuses on resettling refugees in the United States. R.E.A.C.T (refugee education and clinic team) is a collaboration between ASU undergraduate students and the Mayo Clinic School of Medicine. Find out why she is passionate about welcoming refugees to the United States and connecting them with resources. 


Chase Gordon

ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management student Chase Gordon effects change through DeMolay International, continuting a family tradition of shaping young men's leadership journeys, and through Changemaker Central @ ASU. Find out why he's dedicated to service and education. 

These stories are part of a series about ASU students who are making a difference in their own communities leading up to the Change the World showcase and competition at 5 p.m. on March 27, 2019, at Sun Devil Stadium. Students can register through Feb. 28 to be part of the showcase as a live performer, artist or competitor in the pitch competition. All students, faculty and staff are welcome to attend the event, which is free and open to the public.

Macy Kimpland and Hannah Moulton Belec, EOSS Marketing