Bringing about dramatic and lasting social change requires lifelong leadership and learning lessons along the way.
Fellows Join 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 Class
Chelsey Roebuck '13 with ELiTE's computer science camp for girls in Ghana. Photo courtesy of EliTE.
As we reflect on what the Echoing Green community accomplished in 2015, we couldn’t be prouder of the groundwork they’ve laid. Echoing Green Fellows are harnessing these successes to hit the ground running in 2016, including eight Fellows who were named to the 2016 Forbes’ ‘30 Under 30’ class this week. These Fellows are working across sectors and industries to help create lasting change for some of the world’s most pressing challenges.
Fellows in the 2016 30 Under 30 class include:
- Co-founders Laura D’Asaro ’15 and Rose Wang ’15 started Six Foods to encourage Americans to eat more bugs – a sustainable, high-protein food source with low environmental impact.
- Anoop Jain ’13 and the communities he works with know that access to sanitation is a right. Learn more about how Sanitation and Health Rights in India (SHRI) works to end open defecation as a means to achieve health and social justice.
- Jordyn Lexton ’15 founded Drive Change to start a literal movement: the award-winning food truck hires, teaches, and empowers formerly incarcerated youth in New York City.
- Talking Points founder Heejae Lim ’15 uses technology to break the language barriers between classrooms, teachers, and families.
- Nedgine Paul ’14 co-founded Anseye Pou Ayiti to bring excellent educational opportunities and student outcomes to rural Haiti.
- Chelsey Roebuck ’13 created Emerging Leaders in Technology and Engineering, Inc. (ELiTE) to encourage hands-on problem solving among young thinkers using engineering and science education.
- Maria Vertkin ’13 helps homeless and low-income multilingual women use their language skills to achieve economic security by training them to enter the interpreter field.
Echoing Green focuses on finding stellar individuals who can carry their ideas and explain why they have what it takes to succeed.
One clear way to drive change is to invest in leaders who have a direct connection to the communities they serve.