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Matthew McCarthy

Matthew McCarthy is currently studying a BA in Fine Art at Crawford College of Art and Design CIT. This summer he shall travel to the University of South Carolina to learn about the historical and contemporary realities of civic engagement in the US. Matthew strongly believes that the place of the artist in society is…

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Alan O’Sullivan

Mr Alan O’Sullivan is a first year medical student in University College Cork. He has a keen interest in international relations, civic engagement and youth activism. Alan was selected to take part in the 2017 Rotary Youth Leadership Competition, travelling to Dublin, Belfast and Strasbourg to debate Ireland’s future in the EU post-Brexit. He was…

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Liam O’Driscoll

Liam O’Driscoll is a Bachelor of Civil Law (International) student studying in UCC. As a Director and volunteer with Foróige, Liam has a passion for youth participation, leadership and active citizenship. He has facilitated citizenship projects with young people in his local Foróige club and has also represented volunteers throughout the governance structures of the organisation.…

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Niall O’Shaughnessy

Niall O’Shaughnessy is an undergraduate Law student in UCD, with a minor in Social Justice. Niall travelled to the University of South Carolina in June 2018 to partake in the Study of U.S. Institutes (SUSI) program examining Civic Engagement in the U.S. Niall has a background in volunteering and activism, focusing predominantly on the rights…

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Hader Serour

Ms Hader Serour is an undergraduate student of Civil Engineering at Dublin Institute of Technology. She was the 2016 Study of the U.S. Institutes for European Student Leaders (SUSIs) in Environmental Issues Awardee. She attended the University of Oregon during June and July 2016 to complete a 5-week academic program.

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Lauren Lehane

Lauren Lehane is a BSc government student at University College Cork. Lauren will be attending the university of Tennessee in Chattanooga as part of the Study of U.S Institutes ( SUSI) program which will focus on social entrepreneurship. Lauren is a member of the winning social enterprise team ‘the Isle of Hope’ from the U.S…

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Arthur McKey

Mr Arthur McKey is a student of Business and Sociology at Trinity College Dublin. He travelled to Indiana University in 2013 on his Summer Institute Award to learn how to employ entrepreneurial skills to address social issues.

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Deirdre Campbell

Ms Deirdre Campbell is a student of Law, Politics and Media at Maynooth University. She travelled to Indiana University on her Summer Institute Award to participate in the multi-faceted, immersive, Summer Insitute program where she learned about social entrepreneurship, basic business skills and American business practices in the context of American culture.

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