Notable Alumnus Profile: Shanyn Ronis, AM'10

The DC Alumni Association will be recognizing notable, local alumni each month.

Shanyn Ronis, AM'10, is the founder of the Education Global Access Program (E-Gap), a US-based nonprofit whose mission is to train teachers in conflict zones and areas of extreme poverty around the world. She is a member of the Forbes 30 Under 30 Class of 2017, a finalist for the Forbes $1 Million Change the World Award, and winner of the 2015 $50,000 Gifted Citizen Award for her work in international education.

Ronis is actively involved in local level democratic politics. She volunteers as a mentor for TrepCamp, a Mexico-based initiative that brings young social entrepreneurs to meet with experts in Washington, DC in order to help them start their own socially conscious businesses. She is also an education mentor with Teen Dream Hub, which helps connect teenagers to social action opportunities around the world. Ronis's works are published in the Huffington Post, Devex, and the World Post. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Sciences from the University of Chicago MAPSS program, and a BA in Latin American and Hemispheric Students and Anthropology from the George Washington University. She is fluent in German and Spanish.