Category: 2013

Slutkin, Gary, MD

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – cureviolence.org

Gary Slutkin, MD is an epidemiologist who spent his early career working to eradicate AIDS, cholera, and TB in Africa through the World Health Organization (WHO). After a decade of grueling work, he decided he needed a break, and returned to his hometown of Chicago and a position at the University of Illinois at Chicago
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Yang, Andrew

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – ventureforamerica.org

Andrew Yang was once one the many graduates funneled on a narrow but well-trod path to success through the financial and legal service sector, even as large sections of the country were experiencing a stagnating brain drain. A graduate of a top university and law school, Yang went on to a predictable career in New
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Gannon, Christa

Social Entrepreneur Honoree – flyprogram.org

As a law student, Christa Gannon’s promising path to being a trial lawyer took an unexpected detour after she volunteered at a maximum-security juvenile facility. The kids, locked up and troubled, spoke to her and, time and again, they repeated the same story: their lives would have followed different trajectories if only they’d had more
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