In a note to the Dartmouth community in the first week of 2016, President Philip J. Hanlon '77 stressed the lifetime value of a Dartmouth education. “The liberal arts have never been more relevant,” he wrote.
A few days later, six alumni were named to Forbes' annual 30 Under 30 list of "the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents, and change agents." These alumni and alumnae were recognized in the fields of media, social entrepreneurs, retail and ecommerce, and consumer tech. They majored in six different subjects at Dartmouth—from music to physics—and their success shows just how their skills are having an impact on the world.
Note: To view the profiles on Forbes, click on the alumni name, and scroll down until the photo appears.
Rey Allie ’11
Global intelligence analyst, Uber
A Dartmouth activity: Undergraduate advisor
Allie provides Uber with his expertise in one of the most important aspects of business today—cybersecurity. Allie previously held security analyst positions at Google and Fidelity Investments.
Rembert Browne ’09
Writer-at-large, New York magazine
A Dartmouth activity: DOC Trips H-Croo
New York magazine hired Browne in October to cover "culture in its broadest definition." Browne previously served as a writer for “Grantland,” where he penned an essay about his interview with President Barack Obama on Air Force One.
Jordana Kier ’08
A Dartmouth activity: Women in Science Project
LOLA is a subscription based feminine care brand that offers simpler products and modern convenience. Launched in 2015, the company so far has 1.2 million in venture capital backing.
Ryan Smith ’10, TH’12
Cofounder, Move Loot
A Dartmouth activity: Varsity men’s tennis
Wired has described Move Loot as “the AirBnb for used furniture.” Forbes explains the model: “If they can’t sell it, they’ll deliver it back, or you can choose to donate it to charity.” Smith is one of four founders of the growing company.
Christine Souffrant ’11
A Dartmouth activity: Tucker Foundation internship at 2010 World Cup in South Africa
Souffrant’s company Vendedy connects vendors with tourists to provide locals with more income and visitors with a more authentic experience. Souffrant has first-person knowledge of the business—she grew up in Haiti, as the daughter of street vendors.
Anna Stork ’08
Major: engineering sciences
A Dartmouth activity: Religion Foreign Study Program in Scotland
LuminAID’s solar, inflatable lights are used in relief efforts after tragedies like the Nepali earthquake. On the television show “Shark Tank” Stork and her partner accepted Mark Cuban’s offer of $200,000 to invest in LuminAID.