Clarinda Blais (2019)
United States of America
Clarinda Blais graduated summa cum laude from Boston University where she studied Philosophy and Chinese, and was a Case Scholar. Clarinda is the founder of the Free Philosophy Project, an organization which allows university students to lead philosophy classes in homeless shelters. She also spent time living in rural China where she did research in education policy. Blais will pursue a PhD in education, closely examining the differences in education in China and the U.S. She believes this understanding is essential to promoting strong, productive relations between the two countries. Clarinda is 22 years old and from the United States.