Forbes 30 Under 30 Recognizes DC Global Shapers


November 15, 2018  

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Members of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community Were Recognized as
Innovators in Education, Law, and Policy

Washington, D.C. – Three members of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community were recognized as trailblazers in the 2019 edition of the Forbes 30 Under 30 list.

The Forbes 30 Under 30 list features 600 trailblazers in 20 industries who are challenging conventional wisdom and rewriting the rules for the next generation of entrepreneurs, policy makers, educators and more in the United States and Canada.

This year’s edition includes three members of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers community in the categories of Education and Law and Policy. The listmakers are: David Agranovich, Neha Dalal, and Esther Tetruashvily.

“Congratulations to David, Neha, and Esther. Their inclusion on the Forbes 30 Under 30 list demonstrates the great talent and drive of the Global Shapers Community. It is an honor to serve alongside young leaders dedicated to actively addressing our country’s most pressing challenges,” said Jazmin Tanner, Co-curator of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community.

Below the profile of the listmakers:

David Agranovich, 30
Public Policy Manager - Threat Disruption, Facebook
At Facebook, David Agranovich protects democracy from bad actors. Previously, as the director of intelligence at the National Security Council, he led U.S. efforts to detect and counter state-led interference in elections, coordinating the global expulsion of 153 Russian intelligence officers. He contributed to “Putin's Kleptocracy” the New York Times bestseller that uncovered a web of dark money fueling Russian oligarchs.

Neha Dalal, 23
Program and operations coordinator, The Institute for College Access & Success
Dalal's quickly-developed expertise in the intersection of economics and education got her on the staffs of both President Obama and Trump, shaping initiatives like the 2018 Child Tax Credit expansion and the College Scorecard database. The first-generation Indian American and native New Yorker now works with TICAS on federal policy research and advocacy and she co-leads a team for the U.S. Commission for UNESCO that promotes youth civic engagement.

Esther Tetruashvily, 29
Foreign Service Officer, U.S. Department of State
U.S. Diplomat and World Economic Forum Global Shaper Esther Tetruashvily is a Consular and Economic officer doing tours in Guangzhou and Beijing China, influencing U.S. and China's economic diplomacy. In a previous tour as a political and human rights officer, she received a meritorious honor award for her work in promoting gender equality in Tajikistan.

ABOUT US: The World Economic Forum Global Shapers Community is a network of inspiring young people under the age of 30 working together to address local, regional and global challenges. With more than 6,000 members, the Global Shapers Community spans 378 city-based hubs in 160 countries.

Established in 2011, Hubs I and II of the Washington D.C. Global Shapers Community currently has 59 members, who work together to design impactful projects that benefit the DMV area and scale to communities around the world by uniting diverse people from all backgrounds, fields, and perspectives.

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