Meet the 2023 Judges
NOTE: the Warrior Scholarship Winner will be randomly chosen without a judging process
Shomy Hasan Chowdhury is an activist from Bangladesh and co-founder of Awareness 360, a global non-profit focused on the UN's Global Goals. Last year she made it to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List & was spotlighted as a Featured Honoree.
Elaine Peng has been a dedicated mental health advocate and educator since 2013. She is the Founder & CEO of the Mental Health Association for Chinese Communities and developer of numerous Chinese support groups and programs.
Juan Acosta is an award winning LGBTQ+ , Latin Mental health advocate .His work has been featured by Mashable, Yahoo, DOSOMETHING, MTV, LGBTQ Nation and more.
Nicholas is at work on a memoir of his friendship with Oliver Sacks, whose stories championing neurodiversity continue to be an inspiration. He made music, taught yoga, and raced bikes in the rain. Nicholas lives with his dog in San Diego, where he performs poetry and tells stories.