Education & Social Impact

The top professionals 35 and under, surfaced by LinkedIn data and more. These are the stars changing our world.

  • Sam Chaudhary

    CEO and co-founder, ClassDojo

    Before Chaudhary, 29, and his roommate-turned-co-founder Liam Don even started building their company, they asked more...

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  • Dallas Dance

    Superintendent, Baltimore Co. Schools

    Dance might be the new model for a big-city superintendent. Up at 4:30...

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  • Aria Finger

    COO (incoming CEO), DoSomething.org

    Finger takes on a big new job next month, becoming CEO of the largest online youth organization in America. The promotion...

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  • Elizabeth Green

    CEO and co-founder, Chalkbeat

    Before becoming a New York Times bestseller with “Building a Better Teacher,” Green, 31, founded an independent...

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  • Caleb Harper

    Director of Open Agriculture Initiative, MIT

    Harper’s goals for the future of global food production read like the stuff of a naively optimistic middle-schooler...

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  • Will Houghteling

    North America managing director, Minerva Project

    Minerva’s pitch to students goes like this: What would Harvard, Stanford or Yale look like if built from scratch today? Its answer...

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  • Deray McKesson

    Activist and organizer, We the Protesters

    About a year ago, McKesson, 30, was a little-known school administrator in Minneapolis. Today, he’s one of the most...

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  • Michael Silberman

    Global director of Mobilisation Lab, Greenpeace

    Since Silberman, 35, was hired four years ago from a digital strategy firm to found the Mobilisation Lab, he has helped...

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  • Sara Thomas

    Manager, online marketing, World Wildlife Fund

    Thomas, 32, is carving out a name for herself by getting the cautious World Wildlife Fund to be more nimble in how it...

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  • Max Ventilla

    CEO and founder, AltSchool

    Before attempting to transform the U.S. education system, Ventilla sold two startups focused on connecting people, one of...

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