Dr. Shannon Irvine ’12, PhD in Psychology, started the nonprofit Mosaic Vision in 2004 to help Ugandan children orphaned by AIDS and caring for their siblings. Irvine and her Ugandan staff provide the children access to much-needed healthcare and bring local widows or grandparents to live with them and act as parents. They also help the children return to school. The organization helps not only the children but also their communities, through rebuilding homes and initiating community-oriented projects such as rainwater collection. “It’s exciting to see the children go from a hopeless situation to become leaders and change agents for their communities,” she says.