30 Under 30

Forest Abbott-Lum
Forest Abbott-Lum '15

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 

Rohail Atlaf
Rohail Atlaf '17

Co-Founder and Chief Technology Officer at NYC Train Sign, a tech startup in Brooklyn that provides local train times and delays above ground and without the hassle of apps.

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Emma Dorothy Conley '10

Artist and designer whose practical and speculative work aims to expand realities and a producer at the Center for Genomic Gastronomy.

Kate Davis
Kate Davis '14

Founder of jewelry brand Knockout, a collection of rings designed with self-defense in mind. A portion of every sale is donated to SAVI (Sexual Assault and Violence Intervention) at Mount Sinai.

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Ousseynou Diome '14

Called a “creative disruptor” in the field of agricultural finance by Forbes and currently pursuing an MBA at Stanford University.

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Anais Duplan '14

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

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Kathryn Furby '08

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.

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Devin Gaffney '10

PhD student in network science whose work focuses on behavior adoption— modeling the emergence of opinions with groups of people.

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Daniel Goldberg '11

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.

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Nicholas Haas '10

Analyst at Goldman Sachs.

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Lea Hershkowitz '11

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.

Lily Houghton
Lily Houghton '17

Playwright and member of award-winning Youngblood writers group. Resident writer at the Flea Theater. Recipient of Seattle Repertory Theatre’s emerging playwright commission.

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Lindsay Howard '08

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”.

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Tambu Kudze '10

Medical student at Yale School of Medicine and former research technician in the Kaplan Lab at the department of molecular biology, Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Jeva Lange '15

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.

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Bruna Dantas Lobato '15

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.

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Amelia Meath '10

The performing powerhouse behind Sylvan Esso and the folk trio Mountain Man

Carlos Mendez-Dorantes
Carlos Mendez-Dorantes '15

PhD candidate and a Ford Foundation Fellow at the City of Hope, where he studies the formation of cancer-associated genetic abnormalities.

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Brian Morrice '10

Graduate student at Tulane University’s School of Architecture studying sustainable real estate development; former White House intern during the Obama administration.

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Max Nanis '12

Computational biologist, artist, and programmer dubbed a “digital rock star” by The New Yorker

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Jonah Nigro '16

Visual artist and digital wizard who creates illustration, animation, and interactive design for global brands

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Michael Nordine '10

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.

Sean-Patrick O'Brien
Sean-Patrick O'Brien '14

Playwright who has done workshops at Horizon Theatre Company and The Playwrights' Center. His play ZAMBONI received an Honorable Mention in the American Playwright Foundation’s 2017 Relentless Awards.

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Molly Erin Sarle '12

One-third of the critically acclaimed indie folk rock trio Mountain Man.

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Alexandra Sauser-Monnig '09

Member of the critically acclaimed indie folk rock trio Mountain Man.

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Safiya Sinclair '10

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.

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Will Stratton '09

Songwriter, guitarist, and composer whose albums and online releases have received national attention from outlets like NPR for their vivid storytelling and compelling instrumentation.

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Molly Tarlov '08

Actor best known for her role in the MTV series Awkward.

Ben Underwood
Ben Underwood '13

Co-Founder and President of Resonant Energy, which brings solar energy to underserved communities. Fulbright scholar who studied biogas in China and recipient of Davis Projects for Peace Grant, with which he developed five urban biogas projects in Kathmandu.

Maia Villa
Maia Villa '15

Actress, writer, rocker, and queer Xicanx who liberates marginalized voices. Artist and producer for LGBTQ+ and Latinx play festivals in East LA. Operations and Development Associate at CoachArt, a nonprofit  providing arts and athletics for kids impacted by chronic illness.