Bryant Green considers his efforts as a McMaster Scholar to Belize not about “helping the less fortunate” but rather sharing his talents with other uniquely competent people to reach a common goal. Bryant worked with a group of women in the rural village of San Carlos to achieve their dream of opening a restaurant. “It is inspiring to see how my work has influenced, inspired, and motivated action within the community we work,” he says.
The McMaster School as well as Defiance’s Honors Program presented Bryant with opportunities to travel and study around the world. “The McMaster and Honors programs have given me an international perspective as well as the capacity to develop and execute research. The McMaster School has given me opportunities to make a substantial step in my overall goal and to make significant contributions toward progressive and humane change in the international community.”
He notes that his experiences influenced him to think of his behaviors in the context of how they are interpreted in other cultures. “I now see other cultures in a less ethnocentric light …” he says.
Bryant is currently enrolled in his first year at the University of Toledo College of Law.