Columbians Make 2018 Forbes '30 Under 30' List

Congratulations to the nearly two dozen alumni, students, and staff who made the 2018 Forbes "30 Under 30" list!

Check out the list below and read the profiles of each of these talented Columbians on the Forbes site. 

(Images: Forbes)

Adam_Elmachtoub.pngAlexander Chen '12GSAS - Law and Policy

Equal Justice Works Fellow, National Center for Lesbian Rights 

Shirley Chen

Shirley Chen '10CC - Marketing/Advertising

Founder, Narrativ


Adam_Elmachtoub.pngGregory Falco '12SPS - Enterprise Technology

Cofounder, NeuroMesh

Kinnos.pngAlexandra Fine '11TC - Retail & Ecommerce

Cofounder, Dame Products 

Jordana_Kier.pngSabaah Folayan '13CC - Hollywood & Entertainment


Shana_Knizhnik.pngLalit Gurnani '11CC - Finance

Associate, Goldman Sachs



Salim Hirji '11CC - Finance

Principal, Apollo Global Management

Christopher_Lorn.pngErik Hoel - Science

Postdoctoral Researcher, Columbia University

Ebele IfedigboEbele Ifedigbo '10CC - Social Entrepreneurs

Cofounder, The Hood Incubator

Patrick KaifoshPatrick Kaifosh '11, '13, '16GSAS - Science

Cofounder, CTRL Labs

Ben PlattBen Platt '14GS - Entertainment



Negar Reiskarimian '17SEAS - Science

PhD Candidate, Columbia University

Sarah RibnerSara Ribner '17BUS - Retail & Ecommerce

(Pictured Right)
Cofounder, Piper Wai

ConorConor Russomanno '11SEAS - Science

Cofounder, OpenBCI

Lauren Salz

Lauren Salz '11BC - Energy


Drew SilversteinDrew Silverstein '16BUS - Music

Cofounder, Amper Music

Peter SternePeter Sterne '14CC - Media

Senior Reporter, Freedom of the Press Foundation


Hao SunHao Sun '11SEAS, '13SEAS, '14SEAS - Science

Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Ben Taub

Ben Taub '15JRN- Media

Staff Writer, New Yorker


Charles Young

Charles Young '09SEAS - Finance

Vice President, Morgan Stanley



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