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Each year, Forbes recognizes 30 notable people under 30 years old in various industries as part of their “30 Under 30” list. This year, 27 NYU alumni were celebrated as the next generation of creators, innovators, and change-makers. In fact, entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars from eight schools were honored across 14 of the 20 total categories.

The NYU talent on the list is extensive and exciting. For example, Forbes recognized Gallatin alum Veeraj Chugh in the Consumer Tech category as the cofounder of Opal Camera. Meanwhile, the publication selected Adrienne White, a Stern graduate and director at Dunvagen Music Publishers, for the Music category. Under the Media category, Forbes honored Stern alum and then NBCUniversal senior producer Yara Bishara. (Yara now works at Premium Guard as the senior marketing and direct to consumer manager.) Stern alumni Olivia Cheng, who founded Dauphinette, and David Brillembourg Jr., who founded Dune Ventures, also received recognition.

Read about five more of the honorees and their accomplishments below.

Tanya Gupta, Art and Style

Tandon School of Engineering, 2019
Digital Creator

Tanya Gupta interned at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and obtained a patent for a virtual reality tool that she helped build there, then joined IBM as a developer—all while cultivating her passion for content creation. In 2021 she became the first Indian American Adobe Creative Resident and has edited more than 100 portrait editorials for Tom Ford Beauty, Disney, and more.

Joe Landolina, Health Care and Big Money

Tandon School of Engineering, 2019
CEO and Cofounder at Cresilon, Inc.

Joe Landolina’s company, Cresilon, has raised nearly $82 million to date—for redefining medicine with VETIGEL, a single-use, injectable plant-based gel that quickly stops traumatic bleeding. Additionally, the technology has already been approved for veterinary use in the United States, the UK, and Canada, and the next step on the road to success is achieving FDA clearance for human use.

Ayo Edebiri, Hollywood and Entertainment

Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and Tisch School of the Arts, 2017

Ayo Edebiri interned with improv group Upright Citizens Brigade a few years ago and has been a rising star ever since. She appeared on Comedy Central’s stand-up series Up Next before landing her role in comedy–drama series The Bear, which released its second season this summer. Coming up, you can catch her starring in the queer comedy film Bottoms, set to release in 2023.

Miguel Guerrero, Marketing and Advertising

Tandon School of Engineering, 2019
Founder, Otis AI

Miguel Guerrero has been an entrepreneur many times over. First he created the world’s largest Minecraft server. Then, he invented a mobile payment processing app. Also, his latest project, Otis AI, works to help small businesses advertise digitally in a post-COVID-19, increasingly online world.

Jaycee Holmes, Social Impact

Tisch School of the Arts, 2018
Cofounder, CodeHouse

Jaycee Holmes, along with her brother, Ernest Holmes, and Tavis Thompson, created a nonprofit to tackle the diversity gap in technology. CodeHouse works to create a pipeline between students of color and industry-leading tech companies. What’s more, they launched the CodeHouse Scholars Initiative, which provides Black, Latinx, and Native American students with scholarships, mentorships, and a paid summer program to build technical and leadership skills.

For the full list of honorees from across NYU, check out our press release.