Meet Our Smile Makers

Stories of Smile Train’s work around the world

Team Empower

By summer 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic had postponed or canceled many premier races around the world and Smile Train’s Team...

Students

Growing up with scoliosis taught Abby more about her body and mind by age 10 than many people will learn in their entire...

Students

Grace is a Smile Train Student Ambassador from Skokie, Illinois. She shares her inspirational journey with us below.

Young Leadership Circle

Kristine Byrum lives to make those around her smile — which is why she always wanted to go to dental school. To her, a...

Young Leadership Circle

While growing up in Babylon, New York, Luke Zappia was always intrigued by the Smile Train mailers his mother always had...

Young Leadership Circle

Emily Jiang grew up in Seattle but moved 2,300 miles away to Philadelphia for college. When she landed a job at a management...

Students

Julia Hahn, a student at UC Berkeley, shares how she became a Smile Train Student Ambassador and why she is so passionate...

Students

Michael Ho felt a deep need to help others, but just couldn’t overcome his shyness. He volunteered at a local hospital and...

Young Leadership Circle

When Christine Smessaert was studying to become a speech therapist in college, she worked many clinic hours with children...