Walden Davis, 17, graduate of Washington International School, is a student at Yale. Davis became interested in international affairs after he spent his 8th grade in Austrian public school, an opportunity that came up because his step-father, Stephen Salyer, heads the Salzburg Global Seminar and his mother Susan Moeller, was on sabbatical.

In 2009, in Palms for Life's Faces of Hunger video contest, Davis won third place for his first animated film, Crying, which depicts hunger in the United States. In 2011, in the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations' Plural+ video contest, Davis won three awards for his animated film E Pluribus Unum, or Out of Many, One which illustrates the idea that all human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights, regardless of there different cultures, traditions, beliefs, and skin color.

Davis is never without at least one camera–in the summer of 2010, while biking 3672 miles across the country, he had three and kept them charged with jury-rigged solar panels across his saddlebags. During the academic year, in addition to taking pictures for his school, Davis shoots and edits for the website Student News Action Network and leads the multimedia section of the Newseum’s Student Advisory Team.