Alumnus Kenji Summers Named Fellow at Aspen Ideas Festival

Kenji Summers

Alumnus Kenji Summers, founder of Passport Life in Brooklyn, N.Y., has been named to the inaugural class of Aspen Arthur Davis Vining Fellows at the 2015 Aspen Ideas Festival in Colorado in July.

Summers, who graduted in 2008, was selected from a competitive field of national nominees who are “emerging leaders with diverse backgrounds and who represent the entrepreneurial spirit, intellectual curiosity and leadership qualities of Arthur Vining Davis, the longtime CEO of the Alcoa Corp.,” according to a release from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations.

Passport Life is a non-profit organization committed to building a future in which all eligible American high school and college students have a passport and travel abroad regularly. 

Since 2005, the Aspen Ideas Festival has convened leaders from around the globe and across many disciplines to engage in consideration of ideas and issues that shape our lives and challenge our times.

Through funding provided by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations, the Aspen AVDF Fellows will have the opportunity to network with other festival attendees, including more than 400 thought leaders in science, health, business, politics, religion, technology, the arts, the environment and academia.