Leonel Prieto Novillo
(2014 McCourt Scholar)
Leonel graduated as valedictorian from Universidad Católica Andrés Bello in his hometown of Caracas, Venezuela. He worked at Procter & Gamble and for the mayor of El Hatillo. He is also dedicated to the NGO he co-founded, Embajadores Comunitarios, which provides education opportunities to more than 500 underprivileged students, including college scholarships to more than 10 percent of them. After he graduates from McCourt, Leonel hopes to rebuild the democratic foundations and institutional strength of Venezuela.