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Duke Alumni Recognized In Forbes' 30 Under 30 List

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Each year, Forbes selects 600 people for its 30 Under 30 list. From 20 industries, 30 people each are recognized. They all have two things in common – they’re doing promising work in their respective industries, and they’re under 30 years old.

This year and in years previous, there has been an impressive showing of former Dukies. This year’s Duke-affiliated 30 Under 30 recipients include:


Jake Stauch – NeuroPlus
Stauch, 26, is the founder of NeuroPlus, a company that makes video games to help children with ADHD.


Ivonna Dumanyan and Gabby Levac – Fathom AI
Dumanyan, 23, and Levac, 25,


Jacob Tobia – Author
Tobia, 26, was recognized for their work advocating for gender nonconforming and nonbinary young people. Tobia wrote a book called “Sissy” and worked as a social media producer on Amazon’s Emmy Award-winning “Transparent.”

Caroline Fairchild – LinkedIn
Fairchild, 28, is managing news editor for LinkedIn and oversees a team of reporters to generate original content. She has also led the platform’s editorial strategy around professional women and workplace gender issues. Prior to working for LinkedIn, she founded The Broadsheet, a daily newsletter on women, for Fortune.

Charlie Neiman – Amazon Video
Neiman, 29, is senior content acquisition manager for Amazon Video. By co-negotiating deals with NFL’s Thursday Night Football and tennis’ Next Gen ATP Finals to the streamer, he has helped bring live sports programming to the platform. Prior to Amazon, Neiman was at YouTube, where he helped develop sports content, including the GoPro network, which has over 1.5 billion views.


Mike Posner – Singer/Songwriter
Posner, 29, is the singer of single “I Took A Pill In Ibiza,” which has been streamed worldwide over 1.5 billion times.


Hannah Kate Sieber – EcoFlow
Sieber, 26, was recognized with three of her EcoFlow Tech co-founders. The company created the RIVER mobile power station, a sturdy, water-resistant battery pack that holds charge for one year.

Scott Martin – 8 Rivers Capital
Martin, 25, works at 8 Rivers Capital, a Durham-based company that looks to change the course of humanity with technology. He is working on NET Power, a power plant that captures its own carbon emissions.

Karim Khalil – Infinite Cooling
Karim Khalil, 27, is the co-founder of Infinite Cooling, a company that is creating a technology to provide thermoelectric power while reducing water waste.


Michael Dechert – Farallon Capital Management
Michael Dechert, 29, is an analyst at Farallon Capital Management.

Tom Dadon – The Kraft Heinz Company
Tom Dadon, 26, is the head of global financial planning and mergers & acquisitions at The Kraft Heinz Company.

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Thea Neal – Hallmark
Neal, 29, who received her master of arts in liberal studies at Duke, is the social media leader for Hallmark. Within her first year at the company, she generated 50 million impressions and 3 million engagements.

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