Claudia White is an educator, sociologist, community leader and an up and coming philanthropist, who is passionate about supporting under resourced youth and traveling. Claudia’s journey begins in South Bend, Indiana, where she was born and raised. After graduating from Washington High School, she went on to earn her B.A. in Political Science and Spanish while minoring in Criminal Justice and concentrating in Pre-Law at the University of Indianapolis. She then went on to obtain her M.A in Applied Sociology- Community Leadership, also at the University of Indianapolis. It was there where she found her love for traveling. In 2012, Claudia took advantage of her first opportunity to study abroad as a part of her Spanish program. She spent 3 months immersed in the culture of Seville, Spain at the International College of Seville. Between 2012 and 2014, Claudia has traveled to or lived in 7 countries. She credits her overseas experiences to helping her expand her mind, and experiences beyond the confines of her local community. She became more culturally aware, and motivated to expose younger students to experiences that broaden their view of success.
James Turner is an accomplished professional with seven years of experience across sales, service, and support. In 2014, he received a Master Degree in Internet Marketing from Full Sail University to pursue his passions to helping transform small businesses using the unrealized potential of Digital Marketing.
James is currently an Account Executive at Microsoft, where he tasked with reaching small and medium businesses to drive growth using Search Advertising. When he’s not talking about advertising, he is raising money for his real estate investing company. After joining Microsoft, James was exposed to different cultures from across the world which provided countless opportunities on a global scale. This is why James fundamentally believes in the mission of Youth Global Perspectives and is working hard to ensure others can experience opportunities on a global scale.