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Leslie Ruyle

Leslie Ruyle

(She/Her)

Research Scientist

Leslie is a conservation ecologist who enjoys working across disciplines and with diverse groups to create innovative solutions. As a research scientist at the Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University, her work focuses on the intersection of conservation, natural resources, gender, and development, particularly ins conflict regions.

She has created multiple high-impact student engagement activities, emphasizing experiential learning and multi-disciplinary approaches to problem solving. She has taken students to the Peruvian Amazon, Nepal, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Botswana, Honduras, Israel, and Costa Rica. She teaches courses on natural resource management, natural resource policy, gender, international development, conservation, and environmental conflict both in the classroom and abroad.

She holds a PhD in Ecology from University of Georgia, served as Peace Corps Volunteer in Ghana, and managed university-based initiatives for NSF and USAID. Having lived in four countries and traveled to over 90 countries in her career, she has broad experience in international applied conservation and research including stints at Savannah River Ecology Laboratory, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute- Panama, Honduran Coral Reef Foundation, Applied Biodiversity Science Program (NSF-funded), Earthwatch, and the Center on Conflict and Development (USAID-funded). Her work is recognized with the United Nations Development Program’s Equator Prize Initiative for grassroots community conservation for the WCHS, the Dean of AgriLife’s Award for Interdisciplinary Teams, The Founder’s Excellence Award from her alma mater, and Dean of the Bush School’s Award for Excellence.

She recently founded the NGO Conservation in Action with programs in eastern DRC supporting green entrepreneurship, Botswana to foster human-wildlife co-existence, marine conservation activities, and introducing young people to conservation.

She is an avid scuba diver, hiker, and explorer of all the diversity the planet has to offer. She loves sports, particularly volleyball in all its forms, women’s basketball, and men’s basketball.

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Marta Crespo

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Valerie Caron

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Sarah-Jayne Robinson

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Kim Worthy

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Sarah Cresswell

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Katie Thiveos

Katie Thiveos

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Arlie McCarthy

Amy Steel

Amy Steel

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Ruby Kan

Claire Chakrabarti

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Caitlin Kramer

Caitlin Kramer

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Maria Jose Gutierrez Murray

Georgia Watson

Georgia Watson

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Alba Fernández-Sanlés

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Marta Ribo

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Andrea Aguilar Sanchez

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Selene Fernandez Valverde

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Lauren Fritz

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Amber Craig

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Catriona Nguyen-Robertson

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Paula Moraga

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Livia Hollins

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Celine Albert

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Christine Lamont

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Leslie Ruyle

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Lynda Donaldson

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Charlotte Russell-Maynard

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Nyakuoy Yak

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Linda Mulvihill

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Colleen Fitzpatrick

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Lauren Sandon

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Steph Gardner

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Emily Cross

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Céline Valéry

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Karen Arthur

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Nicola Waldron

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Martina Sanderson-Smith

Marina Alexander

Marina Alexander

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Jane Usher

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Katie Thomas

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Lara Bereza-Malcolm

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Kirsten Colston

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Johanna Johnson

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Linda Keyes

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Fiona Melvin

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Alexandra Deprez

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Alison Peel

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Kalai Vanii Jayaseelan

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Marta Szulkin

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Françoise Amélineau

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Erin Eastwood

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Noa Gonzalez Borrajo

Cecilia Myers

Cecilia Myers

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Stella Paffenholz

Stella Paffenholz

Irene Tierney

Irene Tierney

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Caitlin Cherryh

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Misty Dawn Thorose

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Noa Sher

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Linnea Spears-Lebrun

Sara Stewart

Sara Stewart

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Gretel Major

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Eva Sirantoine

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Catherine Nielsen

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Angeliki Diane Rigos

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Bridget Myers

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Rachael Dudaniec

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Marina Campos

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Kathryn Whittey

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Alison Thieme

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Thea Gessler

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Katri Harmoinen

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Izzy Gavel

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Elizabeth Znidersic

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Becky Schnekser

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Virginia Corrigan

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Ros Green

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Tali Mass

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Elaine Martyn

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AMANDA LEWIS

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Amelia Tandy

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MELINDA FITZGERALD

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ROBYN HALL

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ZHIYAO LU

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Hafdis Hanna Aegisdottir

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Daisy Hessenberger

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CINDY SHELLITO

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VALERI VASQUEZ

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HARRIET BARTLETT

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MELISSA CRISTINA MÁRQUEZ

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LIA HEMERIK

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Evguenia Alechine

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Jessamyn Fairfield

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TERRI JUMP

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SUZIE LAVOIE

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STEPHANIE DOLRENRY

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MARY JO FORD

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SIOBHAN HEATWOLE

SAMIA ELFEKIH

SAMIA ELFEKIH

PATRICIA DUNNE

PATRICIA DUNNE

NINA TIRNITZ-PARKER

NINA TIRNITZ-PARKER

MICHELE FINN

MICHELE FINN

MARISSA PARROTT

MARISSA PARROTT

LILY BROWN

LILY BROWN

KRISTIN RAJA

KRISTIN RAJA

KRISSA SKOGEN

KRISSA SKOGEN

KIRSTEN MÜLLER

KIRSTEN MÜLLER

KIM-ANH LÊ CAO

KIM-ANH LÊ CAO

KATJA OVCHINNIKOVA

KATJA OVCHINNIKOVA

KATIE PIAZZA

KATIE PIAZZA

KATIE MAHON

KATIE MAHON

JUSTINE SMITH

JUSTINE SMITH

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JEANETTE STARPINE

JANA SCHNIETE

JANA SCHNIETE

INGRID ALBION

INGRID ALBION

HANA STAROBOVA

HANA STAROBOVA

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EMMA KENNEDY

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EMELINE PETTEX

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DEBORAH MUELLER

CAROLYN HOGG

CAROLYN HOGG

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CARLY QUISENBERRY

ANNA VINKHUYZEN

ANNA VINKHUYZEN

ANDREA PARISI

ANDREA PARISI

AMANDA HENSLEY

AMANDA HENSLEY

ALLYSON O’BRIEN

ALLYSON O’BRIEN

ALEX JENKIN

ALEX JENKIN

NICOLE WRIGHT

NICOLE WRIGHT

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MIA CERFONTEYN

MARY MCMILLAN

MARY MCMILLAN

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MARJI PUOTINEN

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MARIA MOLINA

LISA ELENZ

LISA ELENZ

LI WANG

LI WANG

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LESLEY SEFCIK

KRISTIN MITCHELL

KRISTIN MITCHELL

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KRISTEN HOWARD

KIRSTY ROBB

KIRSTY ROBB

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KIRI BEILBY

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KERRY NICKOLS

KARIN VERSPOOR

KARIN VERSPOOR

HELEN WADE

HELEN WADE

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HELEN MURPHY

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DEBORAH BOWER

DEBORAH BOWER

COLLEEN BEGG

COLLEEN BEGG

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CLAUDIA KIELKOPF

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

CHRISTINA DEVORSHAK

CHARLOTTE CONN

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BETH STRAIN

BETH STRAIN

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ARTHEE JAHANGIR

ANNE CHARMANTIER

ANNE CHARMANTIER

AMY EDWARDS

AMY EDWARDS

AMELIA LETVIN

AMELIA LETVIN

ALLISON GREANEY

ALLISON GREANEY

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ALICIA COLLINS

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MELISSA CANO

Katherine Duncan

Katherine Duncan

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PRISCILLA WEHI

PURVI GUPTA

PURVI GUPTA

SYLVIA STRUCK

SYLVIA STRUCK

SUSAN NATALI

SUSAN NATALI

SUE MAUGER

SUE MAUGER

STACEY NOEL

STACEY NOEL

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SANDRA JUDITH VELARDE PAJARES

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SAMANTHA REYNOLDS

SAMANTHA NIXON

SAMANTHA NIXON

REBECCA WADDINGTON

REBECCA WADDINGTON

REBECCA DOYLE

REBECCA DOYLE

RASHMI VENKATRAMAN

RASHMI VENKATRAMAN

RACHELLE BALEZ

RACHELLE BALEZ

PALOMA CORVALAN

PALOMA CORVALAN

NATASHA WRIGHT

NATASHA WRIGHT

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NATALIA MELCER

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MELISSA WHITE

MARIE CLARK

MARIE CLARK

MADELINE MITCHELL

MADELINE MITCHELL

LEE CONSTABLE

LEE CONSTABLE

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LAURA WELLS

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KIMBERLY VINETTE HERRIN

Karen Alexander

Karen Alexander

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JILL LYNN

JESSICA BRAINARD

JESSICA BRAINARD

JAMIE WOMBLE

JAMIE WOMBLE

HILARY MCMANUS

HILARY MCMANUS

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HANNAH LAEVERENZ SCHLOGELHOFER

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GAIA DELL’ARICCIA

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FERN WICKSON

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ÉMILIE LEFOL

ELISA HARVEY

ELISA HARVEY

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DANIELA LAINEZ DEL POZO

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CATHERINE SORBARA

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ANA PAYO PAYO

ANA CHANG

ANA CHANG

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ALICIA PEREZ-PORRO

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ALEXANDRA DUBINI

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ADRIANA HUMANES

FERN HAMES

FERN HAMES

ANNE CHRISTIANSON

ANNE CHRISTIANSON

Sarah Charnaud

Sarah Charnaud

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DEBORAH PARDO

SHELLEY BALL

SHELLEY BALL

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SHARNA JAMADAR

SANDRA KERBLER

SANDRA KERBLER

RAEANNE MILLER

RAEANNE MILLER

PHOEBE BARNARD

PHOEBE BARNARD

NINA MCLEAN

NINA MCLEAN

NICOLE HELLESSEY

NICOLE HELLESSEY

NANCY AUERBACH

NANCY AUERBACH

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

MOLLY CHRISTENSEN

MEREDITH NASH

MEREDITH NASH

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MELISSA HAEFFNER

MARGARET BARBOUR

MARGARET BARBOUR

LAUREN DUBOIS

LAUREN DUBOIS

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

KERRYN (KERRY) O’BRIEN

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JOANA PICOTO CORREIA

IDA KUBISZEWSKI

IDA KUBISZEWSKI

HEIDI STELTZER

HEIDI STELTZER

GHISLAINE PLATELL

GHISLAINE PLATELL

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ELVIRA POLOCZANSKA

DYAN DENAPOLI

DYAN DENAPOLI

CATHY MOIR

CATHY MOIR

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BETTY TRUMMEL

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BELINDA FAIRBROTHER

ASHTON GAINSFORD

ASHTON GAINSFORD

ANDREA FIDGETT

ANDREA FIDGETT

AMANDA SINCLAIR

AMANDA SINCLAIR

AIMEE BLISS

AIMEE BLISS

Priya Gandhi

Priya Gandhi

Philista Malaki

Philista Malaki

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OLIVIA MENDIVIL RAMOS

Natalie Barefoot

Natalie Barefoot

Natalie Meiklejohn

Natalie Meiklejohn

NANCY GLENN

NANCY GLENN

Monica Hoyt

Monica Hoyt

Mia Urem

Mia Urem

Melissa Snape

Melissa Snape

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MARIANA PANUNCIO-FELDMAN

Laurie Lapat-Polasko

Laurie Lapat-Polasko

Kristy Digiacomo

Kristy Digiacomo

Kristina Belton

Kristina Belton

Julie Moskalyk

Julie Moskalyk

Julianna Kadar

Julianna Kadar

Judit Jimenez Sainz

Judit Jimenez Sainz

Jodi Salmond

Jodi Salmond

Joanna Sumner

Joanna Sumner

Helen O’connor

Helen O’connor

Ellen Anderson

Ellen Anderson

Diana Pazmino

Diana Pazmino

Charlotte Francesiaz

Charlotte Francesiaz

Catherine Barry

Catherine Barry

Rachel Villani

Rachel Villani

Aria Ahmed-cox

Aria Ahmed-cox

Anna Colucci

Anna Colucci

Amie Figueiredo

Amie Figueiredo

Sarah Mckay

Sarah Mckay

Shannon Babb

Shannon Babb

Sigrid Maebe

Sigrid Maebe

Tristy Fairfield

Tristy Fairfield

Alba Aguion

Alba Aguion

Ming Yin

Ming Yin

Zaida Ortega Diago

Zaida Ortega Diago

Catherine Sarah Young

Catherine Sarah Young

Nilam Patel

Nilam Patel

Justine Murray

Justine Murray

Natalie Millán Aguiñaga

Natalie Millán Aguiñaga

Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov

Helle Bernstorf Hydeskov

Inae Guion

Inae Guion

Marissa Giustina

Marissa Giustina

Jordan Findley

Jordan Findley

Samantha Elie

Samantha Elie

Cassandra Berry

Cassandra Berry

Tiffany Vora

Tiffany Vora

Gabriela Sardinha

Gabriela Sardinha

Laura Navone

Laura Navone

JENN LODER

JENN LODER

Hailee Elida Hettrick

Hailee Elida Hettrick

Celine Hanzen

Celine Hanzen

Gurutzeta Guillera Arroita

Gurutzeta Guillera Arroita

Anjani Ganase

Anjani Ganase

Julia Fabrega

Julia Fabrega

Christina Eberhardt

Christina Eberhardt

Gudrun De Boeck

Gudrun De Boeck

Jennifer Copeland

Jennifer Copeland

Noa Bruhis

Noa Bruhis

Maya Beano

Maya Beano

Kristanne Andersen

Kristanne Andersen

Yurong Yu

Yurong Yu

Esther Sanchez De Leon Ley

Esther Sanchez De Leon Ley

Toni Mizerek

Toni Mizerek

Moreangels Muchaneta Mbizah

Moreangels Muchaneta Mbizah

Arpita Kulkarni

Arpita Kulkarni

Tal Luzzatto Knaan

Tal Luzzatto Knaan

Shannon Esswein

Shannon Esswein

Maria Digiano

Maria Digiano

Nichola Clark

Nichola Clark

Jas Chambers

Jas Chambers