Salyne, 27, Lebanon

Salyne taught in North Lebanon in an under-resourced school where basic supplies such as chalk were scarce, the infrastructure was unsafe, and just one of the seven teachers serving 205 students had a university degree. As CEO of Teach For Lebanon, Salyne helped expand educational opportunity to more than 4,000 children, including Palestinian and Syrian refugees, orphans, and street children. In a country where close to 60% of primary students repeat a grade, Salyne is spearheading efforts to mobilize a generation of leaders who bring energy, innovative practice, and a sense of mission to the field.