Gavin Watson – Neilom Fellow
In high school, Gavin was a part of canned food drives, clothing drives, served as one of Santa’s helpers and learned through these experiences that he could make a difference in the world. He would also eventually reach his goal and achieve the highest rank in scouting, Eagle Scout. Through Dream Builders, a faith-based organization with participation from four churches and a temple, he spent summers building and repairing homes in different parts of the country.
At the University of Maryland as a member of Theta Tau he has packed food for those in need with Martha’s Table, and he also volunteers twice a year at a Kanuga Empowered Youth church conference in North Carolina. He enjoys being able to bring positive change to high school students going through one of the most challenging times of a young person’s life.