Meet the BOLD 9

The alumni who make up the 2023 BOLD 9 class are making positive change through art, business, public service, advocacy, and more within ten years of graduating.


Making Music Accessible

Emily Eng ’14 is co-founder of a non-profit that addresses inequality in music.

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Poetry Meeting the Moment

Jackson Holbert ’17 recently published his debut, award-winning collection of poems.

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Storytelling for All

Iyvon E. ’13 is artistic director for a theater company and founder of a play development company for audio storytelling.

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Seeking Justice for Immigrants

Jonathan Goldman ’19 directs the Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice.

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Taking Afrobeat Mainstream

Rima Tahini ’16 is director of A&R for Mavin Records based in Nigeria.

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Breaking the "Bamboo Ceiling"

Sam Hyun, Heller MBA’22, MPP’22, is director of federal relations for the City of Boston.

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Preparing for Climate Resilience

Aneil Tripathy ’12, GSAS MA’14, PhD’21, is an economic anthropologist focusing on climate finance.

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Ayan and Ani

Sharing a Taste of Kolkata

Ayan Sanyal ’14 (left) is co-founder of Kolkata Chai with his brother Ani.

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Building a More Allergy-Friendly World

Sarah Ackerman ’17 is an advocate to improve laws and regulations for those with allergies.

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