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 Education at Grambling State University (GSU), where he graduated as Valedictorian of his class in 2009. In May 2011, Khendis completed a Master’s in Education at GSU, with funding from two scholarships. While he pursued his Master’s, he contributed to the field of education by presenting papers on his research in ESL and distance learning at major conferences across the US. His excellent academic work has presented an opportunity for him to complete a Doctorate in Education on a full fellowship from the Common Ground Consortium at theUniversity ofMinnesota.