From launching an underground opera company, to advocating for the environment and human rights, to making reading “cool” again through a social media movement, New School alums are experiencing incredible success while making meaningful change in the world.
For evidence, look no further than Brooklyn Magazine’s 2016 “30 Under 30: The Envy Index,” which features a whopping seven New School alums and former students (some of whom are behind the accomplishments mentioned above).
From Brooklyn Magazine:
To say nothing of their accomplishments, they’re driven, engaged, and kind; they’ve read more in a month than you’ve read this year; they’re also funny as hell and place real value on having a good time. Clearly, it’s working for them. Get to know these names and faces. Because they’ll keep popping up in all the right places as they continue to make their art, advocate for their causes, push boundaries, and keep it real for decades to come.
The seven alums and former students are:
- Dean Buck, BFA Jazz ’12; Daniel Ellis-Ferris, BA Liberal Arts/BFA Voice ’12; and Brianna Marie Maury, Founders of LoftOpera
- Alexander Lloyd Gleason, BA Economics ’12 & MA Economics ’13, Policy Associate for New York City Central Labor Council
- Yahdon Israel, MFA Creative Writing ’16, Literary Advocate
- Angel Nafis, Poet and Advocate