Samantha Power was going to be a sports reporter. But her plans changed in 1989 when she saw Chinese protestors — students fighting for democracy — fired upon by their own government.
The Tiananmen Square Massacre changed Power’s course, taking her down a path that led her to the Balkans as a war correspondent, then to winning a Pulitzer Prize in Nonfiction and eventually to New York City where she served as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. Former Ambassador Power has used her wide-ranging education, both formal and informal, to advocate for human rights across the world, believing that each of us has a role in promoting human dignity.