Young Alumni Council

In 1965 Guy Bevil led a caravan of 181 young volunteers from Texas to Honduras to fight a growing polio epidemic. Over 50 years and 28,000+ alumni later, AMIGOS is still empowering young people to have impactful immersion experiences and be students of a new culture. While AMIGOS provides an incredible summer and gap program for hundreds of emerging leaders every year, the opportunities for growth and leadership don’t stop there.

Alumni continue to build their leadership skills through second summers, serving on project staff, or training and recruiting future students to AMIGOS with our regional chapters. For those committed to representing AMIGOS nationally by speaking with prospective applicants, spearheading creative outreach activities, and providing feedback to help shape the future of AMIGOS – the Young Alumni Council is for you.

  • The chance to shape the future of AMIGOS — serve on a subcommittee that you’re excited about!
  • One-on-one mentorship from HQ Staff
  • LinkedIn endorsements and/or letters of recommendations from AMIGOS
  • Attend all quarterly conference calls
  • Share AMIGOS news on social media
  • Participate in feedback surveys on AMIGOS initiatives
  • Host at least one AMIGOS info/recruitment event
  • Serve as a referral for interested students
  • Help mobilize other AMIGOS Alumni to stay engaged!

Applications are closed for 2020–2021. Check back in summer 2021!

Meet the Council

Lily Arangio

City: Los Altos, CA
Grade: Sophomore at St. Francis High School
AMIGOS Country (year): Discover AMIGOS Panama 2019, Community Impact Project 2020
Bucket List Item: Whitewater rafting in the Grand Canyon

Bryan Bonilla

City: San Jose, Costa Rica
Grade: Sophomore at Liceo Experimental Bilingue La Trinidad de Moravia
AMIGOS Country (year): Community Impact Project 2020
Bucket List Item: Travel to Asia and Europe!

Alice Chatterjee

City: Winston Salem, NC
Grade: Senior at Ronald Reagan High School
AMIGOS Country (year): Discover AMIGOS Panama 2018, Perez Zeledon, Costa Rica 2019
Bucket List Item: Study abroad in Spain!

Kevin Danfelser

City: Boothbay Harbor, ME
Grade: N/A – Apprentice shipwright at Bristol Marine
AMIGOS Country (year): Nicaragua 2017
Bucket List Item: Sail across the Atlantic to the Philippines

Finley Davis

City: Berkeley, CA
Grade: Junior at the University of Southern California
AMIGOS Country (year): Nicaragua 2016, Gap Ecuador 2018
Bucket List Item: Visit the Patagonia mountains!

Nicolas Dreyer

City: Trinidad, Uruguay
Grade: Freshman at Universidad de Montevideo
AMIGOS Country (year): Community Impact Project 2020
Bucket List Item: Travel on my own and live like a local

Candace House

City: Washington, D.C.
Grade: Freshman at the University of Southern California
AMIGOS Country (year): Azuero, Panama 2019
Bucket List Item: Spend a year living in a different country each month!

Madeline Lohse

City: Palo Alto, CA
Grade: Palo Alto High School
AMIGOS Country (year): Discover AMIGOS Panama 2018, Costa Rica 2019
Bucket List Item: Skydive!

Sarah Moore

City: Houston, TX / Athens, GA
Grade: Junior at University of Georgia
AMIGOS Country (year): Nicaragua 2017
Bucket List Item: Scuba dive in the Great Barrier Reef

Anna Morokutti

City: Los Altos, CA
Grade: Sophomore at St. Francis High School
AMIGOS Country (year): Community Impact Project, 2020
Bucket List Item: I would love to visit the Great Pyramid of Giza!

Niusha Pourdehmobed

City: San Ramon, CA
Grade: Senior at California High School
AMIGOS Country (year): Discover AMIGOS Panama 2018
Bucket List Item: To publish my own novel someday!

Alison Qiu

City: Plano, TX
Grade: Senior at Dana Hall School
AMIGOS Country (year): Community Impact Project, 2020
Bucket List Item: Do a “100 days of rejection” experiment

Eli Samson

City: Houston, TX / Lexington, VA
Grade: Sophomore at Washington and Lee University
AMIGOS Country (year): Madriz, Nicaragua 2017, Chimborazo, Ecuador 2018, Community Impact Project Mentor 2020
Bucket List Item: Learn how to make my own sushi

Greg Schaefer

City: Chicago, IL
Grade: Northside College Prep
AMIGOS Country (year):Panama 2019
Bucket List Item: Live in another country!

James Schnoebelen

City: San Antonio, Texas
Grade: Alamo Heights High School
AMIGOS Country (year): Community Impact Project 2020
Bucket List Item: Visit the Egyptian Pyramids!

Questions?

Contact Trey Grogan, Chapter Operations Director