12 Columbians Make Forbes' 2019 "30 Under 30" List

November 20, 2018

Each year, many Columbia alumni, students, and faculty make Forbes' annual "30 Under 30" list, and this year is no exception. Congratulations to the 11 who secured a spot on the 2019 list! Learn more about these talented individuals below.

Professor Chris Boyce (Science)
This Columbia professor and researcher studies the physics at work in natural disasters.

HY William Chan (Manufacturing & Energy)
Chan, a research affiliate at the Center for Sustainable Urban Development at Columbia's Earth Institute, is an architect and researcher in sustainable urban development innovating in the circular economy.

Nicholas Cortes '11SEAS (Law & Policy)
Cortes is the cofounder of Atrium, which offers simple, low-cost, subscription-based legal services.

Cole Diamond '13SEAS (Finance)
Diamond is a portfolio manager at Millennium Management, which oversees $36 billion. 

Erica Dorfman '11CC (Finance)
Dorfman is head of finance and operations at Tally Technologies, a software company that helps people manage credit card debt.

Nicholas Houchois '19SEAS (Energy)
This founder of Hearth Labs is developing algorithms and sensors to help with energy efficiency.

Riley Jones '17CC (Social Entrepreneurs)
The cofounder of Bloc aims to reduce unemployment among college graduates of color through AI career tools.

Maria Markina '17GS (Retail & E-Commerce)
Markina is the cofounder of Athena Club, which has delivered 10,000 tampons to women in need.

Katherine Relle '18BUS (Finance)
Relle, a vice president at JP Morgan, also headed the company's mentoring program called NextGen.

JB Rubinovitz '15SEAS (Finance)
This cofounder of Bail Bloc is trying to upend the bail financing industry using cryptocurrency.

Jessica Schinazi '11CC (Retail & E-Commerce)
This head of business development and branding for Amazon's Luxury Beauty creates partnerships between Amazon and cosmetic companies.

Stan Wang '16PS (Healthcare)
The cofounder of Cellino Biotech uses lasers to modify stem cells to improve cell therapies.

 Images courtesy of Forbes and LinkedIn; Research provided by Kamila Manzueta '19GSAS