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Four Steinhardt Alumni Make the Forbes 30 Under 30 List

Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees

Forbes 30 Under 30 Honorees (left to right): Samantha Pratt (BS, '15), Issey Kobori-Hotchkiss (BS ’15) & Trinity Mouzon Wofford, Lauv (BMUS '16), Kyle Simon & Olivia Landau (BS ’13).

The results are in, and four NYU Steinhardt alumni have made the 2020 Forbes 30 under 30 list. The annual feature recognizes 600 entrepreneurs in 20 industries whose innovative thinking has the potential to change business and society. This year's honorees reflect the breadth and depth of the Steinhardt School's offerings.


Samantha Pratt (BS, '15), a graduate of the Department of Applied Psychology, is the founder of KlickEngage, an app designed to help youth regulate their mental health. Subscribers take a two-minute assessment survey at the beginning of the day, and after receiving the data, the application recommends actions students can take, at the same time, giving teachers real-time information on their students' mindset. 


Issey Kobori-Hotchkiss (BS ’15), a graduate of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, founded Golde, a Brooklyn-based superfood health and beauty brand, with his partner, Trinity Mouzon Wofford. Their Cacoa Golde, a cacao and turmeric tonic blend, is a best seller this holiday season. 


Lauv, (BMUS '16), a graduate of the music technology program, is a singer-songwriter and record producer who wrote Charlie XCX's "Boys," and Demi Lovato's "No Promises." Lauv’ single, "I Like Me Better," reached No. 27 on the U.S. charts; his album debuted at No. 50. Lauv 


Olivia Landau (BS ’13) a graduate of the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication, and her husband Kyle Simon, founded The Clear Cut, a retail and e-commerce business that creates custom engagement rings. The company expects sales to more than double to $11 million in 2020.