University | 8:18 pm | December 28, 2012 | By Aleksandra Gjorgievska

Thirteen Yalies top ‘30 Under 30’ list

Do you know Bulldogs who made the list?
Do you know Bulldogs who made the list? Photo by Forbes.

Forbes listed 13 Yalies across six different categories in their “30 under 30” feature earlier this month. Each category names 30 influential people under the age of 30 who “represent the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation.” Below are the Yalies who made the list this year. Congrats!

In the “Law and Policy” category:

  • Yohannes Abraham ’07, deputy national political director at Obama for America 2012
  • Estella Cisneros LAW ’12, a Skadden Fellow who provides legal aid to immigrant workers in the California dairy industry
  • Caroline Edsall LAW ’10, a clerk for Chief Justice John Roberts
  • Ronan Farrow LAW ’09, a Rhodes scholar who was accepted to Yale Law School when he was 16 years old
  • Ravi Gupta LAW ’09, a former Obama campaign staffer who now leads Nashville Prep, a charter school in Nashville, Tenn.
  • Nate Loewentheil LAW ’13, a New York Times and Politico contributor who founded the Roosevelt Campus Network while an undergraduate at Yale

In the “Finance” category:

  • Matthew Peltz ’06, partner at Trian, a $4 billion investment firm owned by his father

In the “Energy” category:

  • Max Webster ’12, founder of Communificiency, a company that crowdsources local energy efficiency projects for schools, churches and small businesses

In the “Social Entrepreneurs” category:

  • Sejal Hathi ’13, founder of Girls Helping Girls, a project that has connected 30,000 girls in 22 countries, and Girltank, a project that aims to provide girls with leadership training
  • Andrew Mangino ’09, co-founder of The Future Project, an education-based organization that aims to keep New York, D.C. and New Haven children in school. Mangino is a former editor in chief for the News.

In the “Science and Healthcare” category:

  • John Murray GRD ’13, a Ph.D. candidate in physics who builds mathematical models that show how networks of neurons in the brain hold short-term memories, and who models disruptions in these networks caused by psychiatric diseases
  • Nicholas Downing MED ’14, a medical student whose research showed that the Food and Drug Administration is as fast or faster than regulators elsewhere at approving new drugs

In the “Marketing and Advertising” category:

  • Victor Wong ’11, founder of PaperG, a display advertising technology company whose ad technology The New York Times called “an ad engine to put ‘Mad Men’ out of business”
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