30 Under 30
Awarded Princeton-in-Asia fellowship to work on legal reform and energy issues in the fight against climate change with the Natural Resources Defense Council in Beijing. She now works for the NYC Compost Project
Senior health policy analyst at the United Hospital Fund, a nonprofit research and philanthropic organization whose mission is to improve healthcare for underserved and at-risk New Yorkers.
Artist and designer whose practical and speculative work aims to expand realities and a producer at the Center for Genomic Gastronomy.
Called a “creative disruptor” in the field of agricultural finance by Forbes and currently pursuing an MBA at Stanford University.
Poet, author of Take This Stallion, director of the Center for Afrofuturist Studies, an artist residency program for new media artists of color, and MFA candidate at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop
PhD candidate with the Center for Marine Biodiversity and Conservation at Scripps Institution of Oceanography working to harness the power of storytelling to show how anyone can become a scientist.
PhD student in network science whose work focuses on behavior adoption— modeling the emergence of opinions with groups of people.
Filmmaker whose work, including The Master Cleanse (2013) and Stationary (2015), seamlessly blends popular television, cult films, and queer cinema to explore the self-help obsessions of privileged Brooklynites and the grey areas between love and friendship.
Analyst at Goldman Sachs.
Graduate student in interior architecture at Rhode Island School of Design working on projects such as creating “microbial diversity” in the air purification systems of hospital ICUs to benefit patients’ physical health, and former producer at Juicy Couture.
Curator exploring how the internet is shaping art and culture, and organizer of Philips Auction House’s first digital art auctions, which Wired called an “art breakthrough”.
Medical student at Yale School of Medicine and former research technician in the Kaplan Lab at the department of molecular biology, Massachusetts General Hospital.
Staff writer at TheWeek.com and managing editor of the Bennington Review whose writings have appeared in LitHub, The Awl, Vice, The Rumpus, and Electric Literature, among other publications.
MFA candidate at New York University, editor-at-large for Asymptote Journal, and assistant international editor for Washington Square Review, whose writings have appeared in The Christian Science Monitor, The Millions, and other publications.
The performing powerhouse behind Sylvan Esso and the folk trio Mountain Man
Graduate student at Tulane University’s School of Architecture studying sustainable real estate development; former White House intern during the Obama administration.
Computational biologist, artist, and programmer dubbed a “digital rock star” by The New Yorker
Visual artist and digital wizard who creates illustration, animation, and interactive design for global brands
Los Angeles-based film critic for LA Weekly and The Village Voice, whose work has also appeared in the LA Times, Salon, Vice, and many other publications.
One-third of the critically acclaimed indie folk rock trio Mountain Man.
Member of the critically acclaimed indie folk rock trio Mountain Man.
Poet whose first collection, Cannibal (2016), won a Prairie Schooner Book Prize and who received the Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg Poetry Fellowship from the Poetry Foundation in 2015.
Songwriter, guitarist, and composer whose albums and online releases have received national attention from outlets like NPR for their vivid storytelling and compelling instrumentation.
Actor best known for her role in the MTV series Awkward.
Entrepreneur and a U.S.–China “rising star” in the alternative energy sector