William Shain

William Sampaeo Shain is half US-American and half Brazilian, studying Political Science and International Relations, with a minor in Sustainability at the Erasmus University College in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. He is passionate about environmental sustainability and has been involved with activism and movements such as Extinction Rebellion. William currently serves as Chair of his university’s student association and as a Climate Ambassador for Artem NexGen, an organization focused on empowering youth leaders as they work towards the UN Sustainable Development Goals. When easing restrictions will allow for it, William and two fellow Global Citizen Year alumni will be competing in the “Redbull Can You Make it Challenge,” a competition of more than 250 teams from across the globe to hitchhike across Europe using only Redbull cans as currency.