Alumni Spotlight

FEE alumni have accomplished so much to promote self-empowerment, individual freedom and innovation around the world. Check out these featured alumni.




Faith Traveling

Faith Traveling

Faith Coyne

"FEE taught me the incredible importance of entrepreneurs and inspired me to become one. If entrepreneurship fills gaps in a local economy with the skill or service needed, why not gain real life skills while learning, and not paying a fortune for it?" - Faith

Instead of a paper diploma, Faith bought a 3 year trip around the world. On a $30/day budget, she bolstered her savings by working in a hostel, house-sitting, camping, staying in hostels and living as the locals do.

Along the way it was possible for her to pick up marketable skills. A roughly $300 TEFL program certified her as an English teacher. And now she teaches English online for a company as she continues to move around the world!

If you’d like to read more about Faith's travels, visit her blog.




Caleb Brown

“The real 'aha' moment for me was really attending a FEE seminar. I think there are a lot of people who were like me in high school that is being bored to death by rote memorization and not really engaging with ideas in a substantive way. I think that's where FEE performs its best function which is to inspire young people to engage with so much challenging, powerful, compelling thinking. ”

Caleb Brown, Director of Multimedia at the Cato Institute

Bob Ewing

“FEE has had a tremendous impact on my life and on where I am today. I wouldn't have gotten my foot in the door at the Institute for Justice if it wasn't for having FEE on my resume and after eight years of working at IJ I was able to join the Mercatus Center. FEE taught me that regardless of how people treat me, I have the freedom to choose how I treat them. ”

Bob Ewing, Director of Communications Training and Strategy at the Mercatus Center


“During seminars, you could see kids in the breakout sessions working through ideas and really becoming alive talking to one another. They can take this information that they've learned at FEE and the thoughts that they've worked through in the seminars and use them in their everyday lives to inspire others.”

Amanda Grimmett, Community Manager at Convene Conference Centers

Clark Ruper

“I've seen a lot of students come back from FEE seminars with a much broader and at the same time deeper understanding of liberty.”

Clark Ruper, Director of Business and Talent Development at Conscious Capitalism Inc.




Alex Chafuen, Atlas Economic Research Foundation president

Edwin Feulner, Founder and Former Heritage Foundation president

Venkatesh Geriti, Award-winning Social Entrepreneur

Jack Kemp, former Vice Presidential candidate

Charles Koch, Koch Industries chairman and CEO

Rep. Ron Paul, Author, Physician, and Former Politician

Roger Ream, The Fund for American Studies president

Fr. Robert Sirico, Acton Institute founder

Dick Stephenson, Cancer Treatment Centers of America founder and chairman

Check out the 2018 seminars lineup to see how FEE will continue to impact lives this year.