The 10 greater Philadelphians on Forbes’ new 30 under 30 list

    From education reform to Major League Baseball, a handful of people with strong regional ties have landed on Forbes magazine’s latest list of rising stars.

    We dug through all 15 categories of the new 30 under 30. By our count, the 10 people below are the young guns putting greater Philadelphia on the map.

     

     cetel

    Jonathan Cetel

    28

    PennCAN

     hall

    Kathryn Cunningham Hall

    26

    Power Up Gambia

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    Adam Leonti

    28

    Vetri

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    Andrew Kloster

    28

    Foundation for Individual Rights in Education

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    Sara Aronchick Solow

    29

    Eastern District of PA

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    Steph Parker

    23

    Neiman

     cramer

    Paige Cramer

    28

    Merck

     sonnenberg

    Gregory Sonnenberg

    27

    University of Pennsylvania

     bradley

    Michael Bradley

    25

    AS Roma

     trout

    Mike Trout

    21

    Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

     

     

    Forbes looked at dozens of innovators in 15 categories ranging from Food & Wine to Science & Healthcare.

    It’s a long list of “young disruptors … impatient to change the world.”

    “I would’ve been thrilled just to make a ’30 under 30′ of education just in Philadelphia,” said Jonathan Cetel, 28, founding executive director of the Pennsylvania Campaign for Achievement Now (PennCAN), which lobbies Harrisburg for changes in education policy.

    “I’m particularly grateful that my small nonprofit is generating national attention,” Cetel said.

    Also garnering attention are Mike Trout, the slugging outfielder from Millville, N.J.; an Alzheimer’s researcher at Merck; and a law clerk for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

    Steph Parker is on the list. She does social media for Neiman, a Philadelphia-based ad agency.

    “I think [Philly has] the talent, I’m just not sure that the city gets the exposure it deserves,” Parker said. “I hope that I can do my little piece by having my name out there on a national level.”

    Overall, New Yorkers dominate the list — but let’s just chalk that up to Forbes’ hometown bias…

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