Brolin Mawejje

Skier, Student | Salt Lake City, Utah

Brolin's journey began in a small town outside of Kampala, Uganda. He immigrated to a small suburb outside Boston as a twelve year old and discovered snowboarding a year later. Brolin faced a dysfunctional home life and spent his adolescent years staying with friends and local families. Eventually he moved out to Jackson Hole with his best friend and family because of the bond that was created through snowboarding at a small ski hill in Western Massachusetts. Now 22 years old, Brolin is in his senior year of a public health and chemistry degree at Westminster College with aspirations to become a doctor. He is simultaneously competing in slopestyle events at the Revolution Tour level and is shooting to make history as the first African to ever snowboard in the Olympics representing his home country of Uganda in the 2018 Winter Olympics. He plans to attend medical school the following year. In 2015, a film chronicling Brolin’s life and ambitions was released and premiered at Santa Barbara International Film Festival. The film is launching a campaign to rally support for Brolin’s Olympic road ahead. Watch the trailer and learn more about Brolin’s story at www.farfromhomemovie.com. #Brolin2018