Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson founded the The Koshka Foundation for Safe Schools, a non-profit dedicated to helping local community and school stakeholders work together to prevent, respond and heal in the aftermath of school violence, after becoming one of the most critically injured survivors from the 2007 Virginia Tech tragedy. Shot 3 times, Ms. Anderson returned to …

Melissa Arnot Reid

A first class mountaineer who has climbed to the summit of Mount Everest six times. She has several features around the web. This short piece from her home town paper. A good article from Men’s Journal. A small bio on Wikipedia. But the most in depth article you will find is at National Geographic.

Shelby O’Neil

Plastic straws are a large piece of the plastic waste that clogs our oceans. But one 17-year-old has begun a crusade against them. She became the leader for the No Straw November movement, a resolution adopted unanimously by the California Coastal Commission. Recently, she formed her own nonprofit called Jr Ocean Guardians. They recruit other teens as Jr Ocean Guardian …