Posner ’09 Brings “Do Something Award” to Wesleyan

From left, President Michael Roth, Jessica Posner '09 and Shining Hope for Communities board member Rob Rosenthal, the John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs. (Photo by Bill Burkhart)

On Nov. 1, Jessica Posner ’09 met with Wesleyan President Michael Roth and Rob Rosenthal, interim provost and vice president for academic affairs, and the John E. Andrus Professor of Sociology, to share her “Do Something Award.”

On July 19, Posner was declared the top world-changer among all Americans under 25 by VH1. She received a trophy and a $100,000 award for Shining Hope for Communities, an organization she co-founded in August 2009 with Kennedy Odede ’12. Shining Hope created the first free school for girls in Kibera, Africa’s largest slum.

The award ceremony is featured online here.