Lemuel Manases Mena Vega was 22-years old when he became a GOJoven Fellow. He is a native of Cozumel and one of the founding members of the Park and Museum Foundation, which is dedicated to the conservation and maintenance of ecological parks and habitat in Cozumel. Lemuel has been most active in a project conserving and monitoring sea turtles and has presented at several international conferences, including the Second International Youth Forum in Canada in 2009. Lemuel is active in local youth organizations and very interested in addressing the sexual and reproductive health needs of youth. His long-term goal is to establish an environmental education business in Cozumel to get the native population active in conservation efforts.
- Rudolph Khendis Ellis Rudolph Khendis Ellis is a dedicated young leader from Orange Walk who was a high school English teacher when he was selected as a Fellow in 2004. Khendis has experience working in literacy and HIV/AIDS issues. In 2006, Khendis received a Summit Scholarship to complete his Bachelor’s Degree in...