Changemakers: Spark of Genius


It’s one thing to see a need that sparks an idea. But it requires much more to fan that spark into meaningful change. Every day, NYU alumni leverage their creativity and entrepreneurial vision for the greatest good. Now that’s genius.

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2018 Changemakers of the Year


NYU Alumni Changemakers
Building a Better World

Vision. Perseverance. Belief.

These are the qualities that unite this inaugural class of NYU Alumni Changemakers—a selected group of NYU alumni whose accomplishments help build a better world.

Chosen by the NYU Alumni Association Board from crowdsourced nominations, these alumni are the best of the best: entrepreneurs and visionaries who save lives, reduce suffering, and bring hope to the marginalized.

Ambition for private gain is one thing. But ambition with the public good in mind?
That’s how you make change.

Meet Eleanor

Eleanor Baum

Diversifying engineering and opening STEM fields to women


Meet Eleanor
Meet Danielle

Danielle Butin

Redistributing medical supplies to people in need around the world


Meet Danielle
Meet Hannah

Hannah Dehradunwala

Connecting corporations with shelters to eliminate hunger and waste


Meet Hannah
Meet Jacqueline

Jacqueline Fawcett

Changing the way nurses are educated and think about patient care


Meet Jacqueline
Meet Hernando

Hernando Garzon

Providing emergency response to disaster sites and human rights flashpoints


Meet Hernando
Meet Scott

Scott Harrison

Bringing access to clean water to millions across the globe


Meet Scott
Meet Martin

Martin Hellman

Keeping digital exchanges safe in a world that operates online


Meet Martin
Meet Jean Paul

Jean Paul Laurent

Introducing dental care to some of the world’s most underserved communities


Meet Jean Paul
Meet Hope

Hope Lewis

Bridging the gap between underserved patients and attending physicians and specialists


Meet Hope
Meet Eduardo

Eduardo Rodriguez

Transforming lives as a foremost expert in facial transplantation surgery


Meet Eduardo

Be The Light


With more than half-a-million NYU alumni around the globe, we need you to help us shine a light on NYU Alumni Changemakers and their impressive work.

It begins when you take a few moments to fill out this nomination form. Then, the NYU Alumni Association Board of Directors, along with a special committee made up of key members of the NYU community, will review all potential candidates based on the magnitude of the challenge, originality and innovation of the solution, and the results and impact achieved.

Their work sparked significant change. Your nomination illuminates their efforts and extends their impact.

Who inspires you today?

500,000+NYU Alumni in 183 Countries

28% of AlumniWork in Education, Entrepreneurship, or Community and Social Services

Nominations


Thank you for your nomination! Check back to see who is named a 2018 NYU Alumni Changemaker.

Stay up-to-date with the latest alumni news and events by visiting nyualumni.com.

Please complete the form to nominate someone to be a 2019 NYU Alumni Changemaker.

After completing the form, you will receive an email confirming that we have received your submission. If you have any questions about the process, please let us know at alumni.changemakers@nyu.edu.