From left to right: Jehron Petty ’20, Chiamaka Ijebuonwu ’20, and Akanksha Jain ’20 will be attending the Forbes Under 30 Summit.

Cornellians Named Part of the Forbes Under 30 Scholars

Every year, the Forbes 30 Under 30 list identifies the most promising young visionaries, and Cornellians almost always make an appearance. This year, it was Chiamaka Ijebuonwu ’20 and Jehron Petty ’20 who were named Forbes Under 30 “Scholars,” recognizing them as up-and-coming “leaders, founders, investors and creators,” according to its website.

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Law & Policy

Svante Myrick’s ’09 placement on 30 Under 30 follows an election cycle that put him in the national spotlight. As the mayor of the city of Ithaca, he campaigned for Hillary Clinton and was recently named as Director of Youth Leadership Programs at People for the American Way — a liberal think-tank. As mayor, Myrick closed a $3 million deficit that he inherited and earned resounding support from Ithacans, winning 89 percent of the vote in his reelection in 2016. He also attracted controversy with his supervised heroin injection facility proposal last year. In response to his national fame, Myrick has stated that he remains committed to his job as mayor.