Delegate Spotlight | Chris Apple from Engineers without Borders-USA in California
by Zachary Thomas
Chris Apple is the chapter president at the California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo (SLO) and will be attending the 7th Annual Millennium Campus Conference. Cal Poly SLO is one of Engineers without Borders-USA that has received the Regional Premier Chapter Award last year and with over 150 chapter members. They currently have programs in 4 countries - Nicaragua, Malawi, Thailand, and India - and all are very active. They are also hosting our West Coast regional conference this fall which is a huge undertaking.
Chris’ passions are what brought him to apply to this conference. “I have strong passion for helping people. I love helping others think about how they want to impact the world and then helping them take action. I am also very passionate about helping youth understand global issues and empathize with people different than themselves. Helping people find freedom from repressive situations is also a great passion of mine.”
Chris is excited to attend the 7th Millennium Campus Conference and can’t wait to meet all of the other amazing delegates. “The people who will attend this conference especially excite me! I love meeting others who take initiative toward their passions and strive to live meaningful lives through global development. I am so excited to make new friends from around the world, learn of great things students are doing, and possibly find an organization or cause to focus on in the future.” But beyond that, he is so thrilled to be attending this conference for all of the opportunities it holds. “MCC is an amazing opportunity to meet leaders of both today and tomorrow who are already taking action to build a better world. Through my work with Engineers Without Borders – USA, I have learned how to lead a team to work toward a vision above our own lives. I highly value opportunities like MCC15 where I can share my passions with others and learn about other people’s excitement for the world. The opportunity to learn more about global issues from people directly dealing with those issues also inspires me to attend MCC this year. I greatly look forward to the rich ideas, discussions, and people the conference will bring!”
Chris is just one of the many amazing delegates already registered for the 7th annual Millennium Campus Conference the United Nations from August 11-15th where he, along with others from around the world, will come together to think, connect, and act to challenge the paradigms that perpetuate inequality and to redefine the world around us. Apply at mcc15.org/delegateapplication to join the movement and promote social change!