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30 Under 30 Education 2018: Young Leaders Who Are Expanding Access And Opportunity

(Source: www.forbes.com)

Edited by Justin Conklin and Caroline Howard

What do the 30 Under 30 Education 2018 honorees all have in common? They’re not simply shaping education, they’ve torn a page of the entrepreneurial playbook and are creating new businesses, nonprofits and organizations. Their bottom line: open up new markets and access to lifelong, quality educational experiences.

This group of rising stars see learning differently. Meeting students where they are (usually on their mobile phones) and using innovative technology to enhance the learning process and pursue nontraditional educational paths are two of the ways our 2018 30 Under 30s are pioneering a new education landscape.

This year’s pool of education honorees is mostly working in the digital space. But from there they splinter out to fields such as  on-demand tutoring, college application assistance for low-income students, literacy and special ed, video learning and online mentoring programs. This crowd is hard at work in to create  affordable study abroad opportunities, in-classroom or after-school entrepreneurial experiences alongside local business people and access to blue-chip internships and entry-level jobs for students from underrepresented minority groups.

This year, some of our honorees have ventured into the financial side of education: student lending for high ROI schools and programs, financial assistance for educators looking to a home in their school community, and fundraising for for public schoool systems.

One thing is for certain, 2018 will be a brave new world for education.

Here, 30 breakouts under the age of 30 who are leading the pack in education innovation, as assessed by our four A-list, expert judges:

Charles Best – Founder, DonorsChoose.org

Stacey Childress – CEO, NewSchools Venture Fund

Wendy Kopp – Cofounder, Teach For All

Joe Vasquez – Codirector, Runway Incubator; Under 30 Class of 2017

The 2018 Class In Education (visit our full 2018 30 Under 30 Education coverage here)

Fatema Basrai, 27

Executive director, Leadership SAISD

Michael Benko, 28, E.J. Carrion, 28

Cofounders, Student Success Agency

Vinay Bhaskara, 23, Zack Perkins, 22, Johan Zhang, 22

Cofounders, CollegeVine

Yoran Brondsema, 28, Thomas Ketchell, 29

Cofounders, Sutori

Elyse Burden, 28

Cofounder, Real World Scholars

Xiaohoa Michelle Ching, 27

Founder, Literator

Allyson Dias, 28

Program manager, Thiel Fellowship

Katie Fang, 26

Founder, SchooLinks

Shiv Gaglani, 28

Cofounder, Osmosis

Jonathan García, 28

Senior director, strategic partnerships and external affairs, Portland Public Schools

Nick Garvin, 25

Founder, Stackup

Emily Graslie, 28

Chief curiosity correspondent, The Field Museum

Andrew Hermalyn, 29

EVP, university partnerships and programs, 2U

Jomayra Herrera, 24

Analyst, education investments, Emerson Collective

Andrew Hill, 29

Cofounder, LiftEd

Danielle Hughes, 25

Cofounder, Detroit Speaks

Ricky Hurtado, 28, Elaine Townsend Utin, 27

Cofounders, NC Scholars’ Latin Initiative

Melissa Lee, 28

Cofounder, The GREEN Program

Jackie Li, 28, Maggie Peng, 28, Jack Tai, 28, Kevin Wu, 29

Cofounders, OneClass

Justin Ling, 27

Cofounder, EquitySim

Raza Munir, 29

Cofounder, Climb Credit

Mark Pavlyukovskyy, 26

Cofounder, Piper

Christoper Rim, 22

Founder, Command Education Group

Hilary Shirazi, 29

Senior manager, corporate development, LinkedIn

Arjun Singh, 29

Cofounder, Gradescope

Jesse Vaughan, 28

Cofounder, Landed

 Tony Weaver, 23

Founder, Weird Enough Productions

Richard Werbe, 24

Cofounder, Studypool

Richard Williams (Prince Ea), 29

Filmmaker-poet

Ryan Williams, 28

Cofounder, Jopwell

What do you think of the list? Join the conversation on Twitter with #30under30.

More Info: www.forbes.com

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