Ashford Leroy Thom from Guyana is a 19-year-old undergraduate student of the University of Guyana Department of Chemistry. He is committed to enriching the lives of youths since he believes that children are the very essence of the future. Who they are tomorrow is essentially the outcome of how they are raised and nurtured today. As an Executive Board Member of MHS Pure Science Scholars, a leading youth organization in Linden, Guyana, he encourages his associates to go above and beyond to provide youths an empowering environment where they can fully embrace their identity and gain all the skills that they need to be leaders of tomorrow. His goals are to shape the way they live their lives and teach them the fundamentals of social responsibility, healthy living, and cultural acceptance.
Ashford graduated top of his class at his sitting of the Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate Examinations at Mackenzie High School in 2015. He graduated with a total of eleven (11) GCE 'O' Level equivalents. He holds a Diploma in Psychology from ALISON Free Online Courses and several certificates in areas of Customer Service, Introductory Entrepreneurship, and Leadership. He is affiliated with the Caribbean Climate Innovation Centre and the United States Department of State Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative.