A freshman at University of Pennsylvania Wharton School of Business, Edwin is a great organizer with extensive entrepreneurial and fundraising experience in the non-profit arena, and a talented public speaker. Edwin was involved in FBLA during his entire high school career and served in many leadership positions in his local chapter. Besides business, his other interests are scientific research and ballroom dancing. Fluent in several languages, Edwin is enjoying the internationally-diverse and multicultural environment at Wharton. He is hoping to major in finance and multinational management with a minor in German, and eventually pursue an MBA.
A senior at Cherry Creek High School, Evelyn serves as the Executive Vice President for Colorado FBLA and Co-President for her local chapter. Passionate about foreign languages, Evelyn is the President of Cherry Creek High School’s German Club and the Cultural Events Chair for Spanish Honor Society. She is also a scientific research enthusiast, a varsity Public Forum debater and a nationally ranked ballroom dancer. Her history and geography knowledge is extensive, as she competed for several years in the US Geography Olympiad and US History Bee. Evelyn is looking forward to a career in international business and politics.
Mr. Makra received his teaching degree in 1994 from the Janus Pannonius University, Hungary, where he double majored in Hungarian Language & Literature and English Language & Literature. Since then, he has been teaching English at Toldy Ferenc Gimnazium, in Budapest. An enthusiast for American culture, Mr. Makra was honored with the prestigious Fullbright Scholarship, which allowed him to continue his professional development as an exchange teacher. In this year-long program, he taught at Hinsdale South High School, in Darien, Illinois. In January 2018, Mr. Makra was selected to serve as Hungarian FBLA National Advisor.
Mr. Kasongo is the Tanzanian FBLA National Advisor. With a teaching degree from Mpwapwa Teacher’s College, Mr. Kasongo started his professional career as a teacher at Ruaha Secondary School. He continued his education earning a bachelor degree from the Dodoma Institute of Rural Development, and a master in project planning & management from the University of Dar es Salaam. Mr. Kasongo had several years of business experience with various companies, before his affiliation with Junior Achievement Tanzania, in 2013. Since 2015, he served as the executive director of this organization.
Mrs. Godefrida Gosbert received her teaching degree in 2010 from the St. Augustine University in Tanzania. Her teaching career started at the Dossa Aziz Secondary School in the Coastal Region. For the past seven years, she has been teaching English, history, and geography at Kisutu Girls Secondary School. In August 2018, Mrs. Gosbert was selected to serve as Tanzanian FBLA Assistant National Advisor. Aside from her career, Mrs. Gosbert enjoys singing, playing tennis, and volunteering at her church. She has been blessed with three beautiful daughters, ages seven, five, and two.
Diana is a senior at Haileybury Astana High School in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan. Eager to make a positive impact on her community, Diana is highly involved in her non-profit organization, Art & English. She is also a founder of the «dECO» startup that focuses on providing a solution for important contemporary global problems such as child labor and climate change. Besides these activities, Diana enjoys being an eco-ambassador by encouraging her peers to develop ecologically-conscious behavior. Her work is focused on producing art out of waste, and coordinating school-supplied food waste to the animal shelters. Diana is hoping to study social entrepreneurship and digital media design in college.