Sam Vaghar is the Executive Director and Co-founder of The Millennium Campus Network, empowering university student organizations across the United States to be effective partners for global development. In this capacity, Sam engages with numerous partners from Microsoft and The Jenzabar Foundation to the United Nations Foundation and HP. Under Sam’s leadership, the MCN educates over 1,000 campus leaders through annual conferences, trains emerging leaders through an innovative fellowship program, and allocates Student Action Grants to support activism on campuses and overseas. In 2011, Sam was invited by the State Department as the featured speaker in a tour across Bosnia and Herzegovina. During that summer Sam met with President Barack Obama in the Roosevelt Room at the White House to share perspectives of US youth leaders. The following year, Sam was selected for the 2012 list of the “Top 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33″ by The Diplomatic Courier and Young Professionals in Foreign Policy. Sam has addressed audiences at over two dozen institutions including talks at Harvard University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and at the United Nations. Sam is a 2008 graduate of Brandeis University.
Abigail Kelble, Programs Director
Abigail Kelble, MPH, brings experience in leadership development, education, public-civic-private partnerships, and global health to the Millennium Campus Network as Director of Programs. Abigail served with the Peace Corps [Moldova '06-'08] and worked with City Year, the Flour Fortification Initiative, and Broadreach. She has worked in Poland, Belize, Moldova, and most recently, Jamaica. Abigail believes that university students and student organizations can and will make the world a better and more equitable place for all of us. Abigail completed her Bachelors in Anthropology and Biology at the University of Colorado and completed her Master’s of Public Health at Emory University.
Nate has always had an interest in digital arts. After studying 3d animation, sound engineering, and computer science in school, he started his own production company in 2008. Since then, he has landed various contracts in the professional industry from web development to After Effects animation. He has worked on television series, filmed famous stars and athletes, and has contributed to major projects with fortune 500 companies. His technical know how allows him to create quality concepts with industry leading platforms while his creative end furthers the vision at hand. His contribution to the MCN is not only important to himself, but to influence other students to get involved. Together with Sam’s leadership, he plans to contribute the growth and awareness of the MCN’s goals and aspirations.
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