Sapphire Carter was a honors student and Gates Millennium Scholar who studied International Relations at Carroll College in Helena, Montana. She is an enrolled member of the Chippewa-Cree Tribe of the Rocky Boy’s Reservation in Montana. Sapphire was also a member of the National Congress of American Indian’s Youth Cabinet. She is passionate about Native American issues and policy as well as women’s rights. As an intern at Montana’s Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education for the statewide GEAR UP program, she compiled research on services that would most benefit high school students in their pursuit of higher education. She organized an Oxfam Hunger Banquet to give awareness about poverty and hunger around the world. The coordinator of Helena Food Share attended and gave information about local poverty within the community. Sapphire loves to travel. Some of her adventures include the Amazon jungle in Peru, South Korea, and Europe.