30 Under 30 Sustainability Leader
Arjun works as a Senior Associate at RMI India. Arjun’s work is focused on decarbonizing India’s Electricity Sector to accelerate the clean energy transition in India. Prior to RMI India, Arjun was building a 400 MW Utility-Scale Solar project in Gujarat, India. He has spent almost a decade in the cleantech space focusing on the deployment of off-grid electrification, commercial solar rooftop, and microgrid projects across North America, the Philippines & India. He was recognized as one of the Top 30 Under 30 Sustainability Leaders in Canada for his work in the cleantech sector.
Incoming Ph.D. Student at Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Breanna Lam received her molecular and cell biology undergraduate degree from UC San Diego, where she graduated Magna Cum Laude at the age of 20. While at UC San Diego, Breanna was selected as a Regents Scholar and received multiple research-orientated scholarships, such as the Ledell Scholarship for Science and Engineering.
Breanna is also an incoming graduate student at the #1 Ph.D. program for biological sciences in the United States - Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She will begin her Ph.D. program in September 2021. Her research accomplishments have also resulted in her receiving the highly prestigious National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship.
Breanna’s experience and expertise on the Ph.D. process are widely shared on LinkedIn, her blog, and her instructional guide. Through these platforms, she hopes to “Demystify the Ph.D. Process” for first-generation, minority, and international students, and make higher education more accessible for all.
Software Developer + Developer Advocate
Kunal is a developer from New Delhi, India. He is working towards empowering communities via Open Source and Education. He has experience with Developer Advocacy & Software Development. Currently, he is a Kubernetes 1.22 Release Shadow, CNCF Intern ’20, MLH Coach for APAC, Gold Microsoft Learn Student Ambassador, CNCF Ambassador, MLH Fellowship Team Leader, GitHub Campus Expert, Google Summer of Code Mentor at Red Hat Middleware.
He also finds passion in teaching and has taught more than 30,000 students. He runs a community named Code for Cause, focused on Open Source and Education. The platform is utilized by conducting hands-on technical workshops, events, podcasts, and sharing about opportunities in the field watched by thousands of people.
Professor + Mathematics YouTuber
Michael Penn is currently an Assistant Professor of Mathematics at Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.
Entrepreneur, Startup Investor
Nick Bell is a five-time AFR Young Rich Lister, startup investor, and owner of 12 global digital agencies, including Lisnic.com, First Page Digital, App score, and Removify.
Nick, who dropped out of university and started from his bedroom with $350 in 2008, began building his wealth with the sale of his first business, WME Australia, for $39 million in 2017 and has an estimated personal worth of $274million. Nick is responsible for over 1,000 staff across Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Brazil. His investment philosophy is to back only those products or services that he would use himself. His current tech investments include Tribe, Vervoe, Disputify, and Frase.io.
Data Scientist + Author
Vedant Bahel is an Indian author and researcher. Vedant's primary area of research is in the domain of Machine Learning and Robot navigation optimization. He has multiple publications in his field, in form of research papers and books. Bahel is a 2021 MITACS Canada GRI scholar and also was awarded the IEEE Richard E Merwin award in early 2021.
Entrepreneur + Career Mentor
Vikram Kukreja, Founder & Chief Mentor of TBH Circle, is a 28 years old entrepreneur and is also associated with the NGO ‘Mother Mary Foundation’ as Vice President.
During 8 years of his career in Hospitality, Consultancy & Human Resources, he worked with brands like The Oberois, The Taj Hotels & Resorts, The Westin Hotels, DB Schenker. With the zeal & passion to develop skills among youth, Vikram realizing the need of the hour willingly quit his corporate job and took up responsibility as 'Human Potential Trainer'. He believes the solution lies in imparting practical knowledge, building life skills & shared learning with Global Experts.
Therefore, in 2020, he founded TBH Circle, an education platform, to support Youth Globally in empowering & redefining their careers to craft better leaders for tomorrow.