63 Notable alumni of
Hampshire College

Hampshire College is 778th in the world, 294th in North America, and 273rd in the United States by aggregated alumni prominence. Below is the list of 63 notable alumni from Hampshire College sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students along with research and academic staff.

  1. Liev Schreiber

    Liev Schreiber
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwriterfilm producerfilm actorwriter
    Biography

    Isaac Liev Schreiber is an American actor, director, screenwriter, producer, and narrator. He became known during the late 1990s and early 2000s after appearing in several independent films, and later mainstream Hollywood films, including the first three Scream horror films (1996-2000), Ransom (1996), Phantoms (1998), The Hurricane (1999), The Sum of All Fears (2002), The Manchurian Candidate (2004), The Omen (2006), X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009), Taking Woodstock (2009), Salt (2010), Goon (2011), Pawn Sacrifice (2014), and Spotlight (2015). He has also lent his voice to animated films such as My Little Pony: The Movie (2017), Isle of Dogs, and Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (both 2018).

  2. Lupita Nyong'o

    Lupita Nyong'o
    Born in
    Mexico Flag Mexico
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Occupations
    film actor
    Biography

    Lupita Amondi Nyong'o is a Kenyan-Mexican actress. The daughter of Kenyan politician Peter Anyang' Nyong'o, she was born in Mexico City, where her father was teaching, and was raised in Kenya from the age of one. She is the recipient of several accolades, including an Academy Award, a Daytime Emmy Award, four NAACP Image Awards, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. Additionally, she has been nominated for a Primetime Emmy Award and a Tony Award.

  3. Elliott Smith

    Elliott Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-2003 (aged 34)
    Occupations
    musiciansinger-songwritercomposerwriterguitarist
    Biography

    Steven Paul Smith, known professionally as Elliott Smith, was an American singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Smith was born in Omaha, Nebraska, raised primarily in Texas, and lived much of his life in Portland, Oregon, where he first gained popularity. Smith's primary instrument was the guitar, though he also played piano, clarinet, bass guitar, drums, and harmonica. Smith had a distinctive vocal style, characterized by his "whispery, spiderweb-thin delivery", and often used multi-tracking to create vocal layers, textures, and harmonies.

  4. Jon Krakauer

    Jon Krakauer
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    journalistexplorermountaineerwriter
    Biography

    Jon Krakauer is an American writer and mountaineer. He is the author of bestselling non-fiction books—Into the Wild; Into Thin Air; Under the Banner of Heaven; and Where Men Win Glory: The Odyssey of Pat Tillman—as well as numerous magazine articles. He was a member of an ill-fated expedition to summit Mount Everest in 1996, one of the deadliest disasters in the history of climbing Everest.

  5. Ken Burns

    Ken Burns
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Enrolled in Hampshire College
    1971-1975 graduated with Bachelor of Arts in design and film studies
    Occupations
    film directorscreenwritercinematographermanufactureractor
    Biography

    Kenneth Lauren Burns is an American filmmaker, known for his style of using archival footage and photographs in documentary films.

  6. Xander Berkeley

    Xander Berkeley
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    actorfilm producervoice actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Alexander Harper Berkeley is an American actor. Since beginning his career in the early 1980s, he has appeared in more than 200 film and television projects. His film roles include Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991), Candyman (1992), Barb Wire (1996), Air Force One (1997), Gattaca (1997), and Shanghai Noon (2000). He also appeared in the crime drama Heat (1995) after being cast in L.A. Takedown (1989), an earlier rendition of the film's script, although he played two different characters on the two different films. On television, he headlined the Citytv psychological thriller The Booth at the End (2010–2012) and was a series regular on the Fox action drama 24 (2001–03) and The CW action thriller Nikita (2010–2012). As a guest star, Berkeley portrayed Sheriff Thomas McAllister on the CBS drama The Mentalist (2008–13) and Gregory on the AMC post-apocalyptic horror The Walking Dead (2016–18).

  7. Barry Sonnenfeld

    Barry Sonnenfeld
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1953-.. (age 69)
    Occupations
    television produceractorcinematographerfilm directorfilm actor
    Biography

    Barry Sonnenfeld is an American filmmaker and television director. He originally worked as a cinematographer for the Coen brothers before directing films such as The Addams Family (1991) and its sequel Addams Family Values (1993), Get Shorty (1995), the Men in Black trilogy (1997–2012), and Wild Wild West (1999).

  8. Fred Melamed

    Fred Melamed
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1956-.. (age 66)
    Occupations
    writervoice actoractortelevision actorstage actor
    Biography

    Fred Melamed is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He is best known for portraying Sy Ableman in A Serious Man (2009), Sam Sotto in In a World... (2013), Bruce Ben-Bacharach in Lady Dynamite (2016–2017), and for having performed in seven films directed by Woody Allen, as well as his numerous appearances in other films and television shows. When asked in an interview in 2022 what he thought the best thing he had ever written was, he replied, "Fred Melamed (born May 13, 1956) is an American actor, comedian, and writer."

  9. Eugene Mirman

    Eugene Mirman
    Born in
    Russia Flag Russia
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Enrolled in Hampshire College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts in comedy film
    Occupations
    screenwriterdub actorfilm producervoice actoractor
    Biography

    Eugene Boris Mirman is a Russian-American comedian, actor and writer, known for playing Yvgeny Mirminsky on Delocated and Gene Belcher on the animated comedy Bob's Burgers.

  10. Peter Friedman

    Peter Friedman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1949-.. (age 73)
    Occupations
    stage actortelevision actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Peter Friedman is an American stage, film, and television actor.

  11. David Shulkin

    David Shulkin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Enrolled in Hampshire College
    Studied in 1982
    Occupations
    officialphysician
    Biography

    David Jonathon Shulkin is an American physician and former government official. In 2017, Shulkin became the ninth United States Secretary of Veterans Affairs and served under President Donald Trump. He was the Under Secretary of Veterans Affairs for Health from 2015 until 2017, appointed by President Barack Obama. On March 28, 2018, President Trump dismissed Shulkin from his position by tweet, and announced that Physician to the President Ronny Jackson would be nominated as Shulkin's successor, although Jackson's nomination was withdrawn on April 26, 2018, after allegations surfaced of misconduct and mismanagement while serving in the White House. He was succeeded by Under Secretary of Defense Robert Wilkie.

  12. Danny Tamberelli

    Danny Tamberelli
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    voice actorpodcastertelevision actormusicianfilm actor
    Biography

    Daniel Joseph Tamberelli is an American actor, comedian and musician. He is known for his portrayal of Little Pete in The Adventures of Pete & Pete from 1989 to 1995, as the voice and actor of Jimmy De Santa in the 2013 video game Grand Theft Auto V and for his work as a cast member of the Nickelodeon sketch comedy series All That.

  13. Dennis Boutsikaris

    Dennis Boutsikaris
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    actorvoice actortelevision actorstage actorfilm actor
    Biography

    Dennis Boutsikaris is an American character actor who has won the Obie Award twice. He is also a narrator of audiobooks and for which he has won 13 Golden Earphone Awards and 8 Audie Awards. And won Best Audiobook of the Year from Amazon for his reading of Audie Award.

  14. Rod Roddenberry

    Rod Roddenberry
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    screenwriterexecutive producertelevision producer
    Biography

    Eugene Wesley "Rod" Roddenberry Jr. is an American television producer and the chief executive officer of Roddenberry Entertainment. He is the son of Star Trek creator Gene Roddenberry and Majel Barrett, and is an executive producer on Star Trek: Discovery, Star Trek: Picard, Star Trek: Lower Decks, Star Trek: Prodigy, and the upcoming Star Trek: Strange New Worlds.

  15. Lee Smolin

    Lee Smolin
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1955-.. (age 67)
    Occupations
    non-fiction writertheoretical physicistphysicistuniversity teacherastronomer
    Biography

    Lee Smolin is an American theoretical physicist, a faculty member at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, an adjunct professor of physics at the University of Waterloo and a member of the graduate faculty of the philosophy department at the University of Toronto. Smolin's 2006 book The Trouble with Physics criticized string theory as a viable scientific theory. He has made contributions to quantum gravity theory, in particular the approach known as loop quantum gravity. He advocates that the two primary approaches to quantum gravity, loop quantum gravity and string theory, can be reconciled as different aspects of the same underlying theory. His research interests also include cosmology, elementary particle theory, the foundations of quantum mechanics, and theoretical biology.

  16. Christopher Young

    Christopher Young
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1958-.. (age 64)
    Occupations
    film score composermusic pedagoguecomposermusician
    Biography

    Christopher Young is an American composer and orchestrator of film and television scores.

  17. Charlie Clouser

    Charlie Clouser
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    keyboardistsongwriterengineermanufacturerrecord producer
    Biography

    Charles Alexander Clouser is an American keyboardist, composer, record producer, and remixer. He worked with Trent Reznor for Nine Inch Nails from 1994–2000, and is a composer for film and television; among his credits are the score for the Saw franchise and American Horror Story. Clouser was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best Metal Performance in 1997.

  18. Ed Droste

    Ed Droste
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1978-.. (age 44)
    Occupations
    composersinger-songwriter
    Biography

    Edward Droste is an original member of the Brooklyn-based indie-rock group Grizzly Bear. The group began as the solo effort of Droste with the release of 2004's Horn of Plenty, originally released on Kanine Records. All songs were written and performed by Droste. By 2005, the group expanded into a four-piece, with Droste still as a contributing songwriter. He left the group in 2020.

  19. Zachary Cole Smith

    Zachary Cole Smith
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1984-.. (age 38)
    Occupations
    singerguitaristmodelcomposer
    Biography

    Zachary Cole Smith is an American musician, model and music video director, best known for being the founder, frontman, and principle songwriter of the indie rock band DIIV. He first began playing in bands like Soft Black and Beach Fossils after moving to New York City in the late 2000s. Initially called Dive, the band started as Smith's solo recording project. Smith released his debut studio album with DIIV, Oshin, in 2012, which combined elements of krautrock, post-punk and shoegaze. He has directed music videos for DIIV and Sky Ferreira. Outside of his work in the music industry, Smith has modeled for Saint Laurent on multiple occasions. DIIV's second studio album, Is the Is Are, was released on February 5, 2016. On October 4, 2019, DIIV's third album, Deceiver, was released on Captured Tracks.

  20. Daniel Licht

    Daniel Licht
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-2017 (aged 60)
    Occupations
    film score composercomposer
    Biography

    Daniel James Licht was an American soundtrack composer and musician, best known for writing the score of Showtime TV drama series Dexter.

  21. Petros S. Kokkalis

    Petros S. Kokkalis
    Born in
    Greece Flag Greece
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    politicianbusinessperson
    Biography

    Petros S. Kokkalis is a Greek businessman and member of the European Parliament.

  22. Daniel Horowitz

    Daniel Horowitz
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Daniel Aaron Horowitz is an American defense attorney who has represented several high-profile clients including talk show host Michael Savage and is a frequent commentator in the media on criminal cases in the news. In 2014 Horowitz was named a Top 100 Lawyer by the National Trial Lawyers. He is listed as a contributor to Criminal Law, Practice & Procedure. Daniel Horowitz is also a licensed real estate broker.

  23. Joshua Seth

    Joshua Seth
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    voice actorcomedianmagician
    Biography

    Joshua Seth is a former American voice actor, motivational speaker, magician, comedian, mentalist, and entertainer. He was born in Kent, Ohio, and graduated from New York University Tisch School of the Arts. As a child, Seth attended several experimental programs at Kent State University where he was admitted at the age of 8. Later, he attended Hampshire College as well as the New York University's film school Tisch School of the Arts where he trained as a performing artist. He has lent his voice to many popular anime characters, probably best known for voicing as Taichi "Tai" Kamiya in Digimon Adventure series. He was also the announcer of "Kids WB's Aftertoons Show" block and "Saturdays: Unleashed" block. He has also recently stated on "Did You Know Anime?" on YouTube that he would reprise his starring role as Tai Kamiya's English voice actor in Digimon Fusion. He starred in all of the new Digimon tri movies, recorded in Hollywood, CA, Digimon Adventure tri.

  24. Heather Boushey

    Heather Boushey
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    economist
    Biography

    Heather Marie Boushey is an American economist. She is the president and CEO of the Washington Center for Equitable Growth. She has also worked as an economist at the Center for American Progress and the United States Congress Joint Economic Committee.

  25. Eula Biss

    Eula Biss
    Years
    1977-.. (age 45)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Eula Biss is an American non-fiction writer who is the author of four books.

  26. Jeph Jacques

    Jeph Jacques
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    comics artistcomics writer
    Biography

    Jeffrey Paul "Jeph" Jacques is an American cartoonist who writes and draws the webcomics Questionable Content, Alice Grove, and DORD (and formerly "Indietits").

  27. Gary Marcus

    Gary Marcus
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    psycholinguist
    Biography

    Gary F. Marcus is an American scientist, author, and entrepreneur who is a professor in the Department of Psychology at New York University and was founder and CEO of Geometric Intelligence, a machine learning company later acquired by Uber.

  28. Jason Salkey

    Jason Salkey
    Born in
    United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom
    Years
    1962-.. (age 60)
    Occupations
    television actoractorfilm actor
    Biography

    Jason Salkey is an English actor, best known for playing Harris, the "educated rifleman", in the television series Sharpe. Salkey has also published a book and video diaries about working in Sharpe alongside Sean Bean.

  29. Benjamin Mako Hill

    Benjamin Mako Hill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1980-.. (age 42)
    Occupations
    engineerresearchernon-fiction writercomputer scientistassistant professor
    Biography

    Benjamin Mako Hill is a free software activist, hacker, author, and professor. He is a contributor and free software developer as part of the Debian and Ubuntu projects as well as the co-author of three technical manuals on the subject, Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 Bible, The Official Ubuntu Server Book, and The Official Ubuntu Book.

  30. Chuck Collins

    Chuck Collins
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1959-.. (age 63)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Chuck Collins is an author and a senior scholar at the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington, DC, where he directs the Program on Inequality and the Common Good. He is also co-founder of Wealth for Common Good. He is an expert on economic inequality in the US, and has pioneered efforts to bring together investors and business leaders to speak out publicly against corporate practices and economic policies that increase economic inequality.

  31. Jessamyn West

    Jessamyn West
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1968-.. (age 54)
    Occupations
    librariandigital librarian
    Biography

    Jessamyn Charity West is an American library technologist and writer known for her activism and work on the digital divide. She is the creator of librarian.net. She is the Vermont Chapter Councilor of the American Library Association, and was Director of Operations at the massive group blog MetaFilter from 2005 to 2014.

  32. Hasok Chang

    Hasok Chang
    Born in
    South Korea Flag South Korea
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    philosopherhistorianhistorian of science
    Biography

    Hasok Chang is a Korean-born American historian and philosopher of science currently serving as the Hans Rausing Professor at the Department of History and Philosophy of Science at the University of Cambridge and a board member of the Philosophy of Science Association. He previously served as president of the British Society for the History of Science from 2012 to 2014.

  33. Autre Ne Veut

    Autre Ne Veut
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    musician
    Biography

    Arthur Ashin, better known by his stage name Autre Ne Veut, is an American singer-songwriter and musician from New York City.

  34. Alan Edelman

    Alan Edelman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1963-.. (age 59)
    Occupations
    mathematiciancomputer scientistuniversity teacher
    Biography

    Alan Stuart Edelman is an American mathematician and computer scientist. He is a professor of applied mathematics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Principal Investigator at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) where he leads a group in applied computing. In 2004 he founded a business, Interactive Supercomputing, which was later acquired by Microsoft. Edelman is a fellow of American Mathematical Society (AMS), Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), and Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), for his contributions in numerical linear algebra, computational science, parallel computing, and random matrix theory, and he is one of the cocreators of the technical programming language Julia.

  35. Mike Ladd

    Mike Ladd
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    record producerrappercomposermusician
    Biography

    Mike Ladd is an American hip hop musician from Boston, Massachusetts. He is based in Paris, France. The Guardian described him as "the king of the hip-hop concept."

  36. George Bonanno

    George Bonanno
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    20th Century
    Occupations
    psychologist
    Biography

    George A. Bonanno is a professor of clinical psychology at Teachers College, Columbia University, U.S. He is responsible for introducing the controversial idea of resilience to the study of loss and trauma. He is known as a pioneering researcher in the field of bereavement and trauma. The New York Times on February 15, 2011, stated that the current science of bereavement has been "driven primarily" by Bonanno. Scientific American summarized a main finding of his work, "The ability to rebound remains the norm throughout adult life." In 2019, Bonanno was honored with the James McKeen Cattell award from the Association of Psychological Science "for a lifetime of intellectual achievements in applied psychological research and their impact on a critical problem in society at large" and by the International Positive Psychology Association for "distinguished lifetime contributions to positive psychology".

  37. S. Bear Bergman

    S. Bear Bergman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1974-.. (age 48)
    Occupations
    writerpoetauthor
    Biography

    S. Bear Bergman is an American trans man, author, poet, playwright, and theater artist whose gender identity is a main focus of his artwork.

  38. Madeleine Baran

    Madeleine Baran
    Occupations
    journalistinvestigative journalistpodcasterreporter
    Biography

    Madeleine Baran is an American investigative journalist. She is best known as the lead reporter for the APM podcast In the Dark. She has received accolades including three Peabody Awards, a Gracie Award and two Sigma Delta Chi Awards for her reporting.

  39. Naomi Wallace

    Naomi Wallace
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Enrolled in Hampshire College
    Graduated with Bachelor of Arts
    Occupations
    poetplaywrightwriterscreenwriter
    Biography

    Naomi Wallace is an American playwright, screenwriter and poet from Kentucky. She is widely known for her plays, and has received several distinguished awards for her work.

  40. Alex Rivera

    Alex Rivera
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1973-.. (age 49)
    Occupations
    film directorfilmmaker
    Biography

    Alex Rivera is an American film maker, best known for his films about labor, immigration, and politics.

  41. Nicholas Merrill

    Nicholas Merrill
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1972-.. (age 50)
    Biography

    Nicholas Merrill is an American system administrator, computer programmer, and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Calyx Internet Access, an Internet and hosted service provider founded in 1995, and of the non-profit Calyx Institute. He was the first person to file a constitutional challenge against the National Security Letters statute in the USA PATRIOT Act and consequently the first person to have a National Security Letter gag order completely lifted.

  42. Jeffrey Hollender

    Jeffrey Hollender
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    entrepreneurwriterteacher
    Biography

    Jeffrey Hollender is an American entrepreneur, author and activist.

  43. Andrea Pallaoro

    Andrea Pallaoro
    Born in
    Italy Flag Italy
    Years
    1982-.. (age 40)
    Occupations
    screenwriterfilm director
    Biography

    Andrea Pallaoro is a film director and screenwriter. Hannah, his second feature and the first of an intended trilogy of films centering on a female lead, premiered at the 74th Venice Film Festival and proceeded to win numerous awards including the Coppa Volpi for Charlotte Rampling, who performed as the leading character, the award for Best Cinematography at the 53rd Chicago International Film Festival, and a César Nomination for best foreign film.

  44. Cylin Busby

    Cylin Busby
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Occupations
    writerchildren's writerjournalist
    Biography

    Cylin Busby is an author and screenwriter, known for the best-selling true crime memoir, The Year We Disappeared, written with her father John Busby.

  45. John Reed

    John Reed
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1969-.. (age 53)
    Occupations
    novelist
    Biography

    John Reed is an American novelist. He is the author of four novels: A Still Small Voice (2000), Snowball's Chance (2002) with a preface by Alexander Cockburn, The Whole (2005), and All the World's a Grave: A New Play by William Shakespeare (2008). His fifth book, Tales of Woe (2010), is a collection of twenty-five stories, chronicling true stories of abject misery.

  46. David Callahan

    David Callahan
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1965-.. (age 57)
    Occupations
    journalist
    Biography

    David Callahan is an American writer and editor. He is the founder and editor of Inside Philanthropy, a digital media site, and Blue Tent Daily, which offers in-depth reporting on progressive organizations and the Democratic Party. Previously, he was a senior fellow at Demos, a public policy group based in New York City that he co-founded in 1999. He is also an author and lecturer. He is best known as the author of the books The Givers and The Cheating Culture.

  47. Noah Falstein

    Noah Falstein
    Occupations
    designer
    Biography

    Noah Falstein is a game designer and producer who has been in the video game industry since 1980, winning "Game of the Year" titles for multiple games such as Battlehawks 1942 and Indiana Jones and the Fate of Atlantis. He has designed games for multiple platforms, including arcade video games, Commodore 64, and MS-DOS.

  48. Peter Cole

    Peter Cole
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    translatorpoetlinguist
    Biography

    Peter Cole is a MacArthur-winning poet and translator who lives in Jerusalem and New Haven. Cole was born in 1957 in Paterson, New Jersey. He attended Williams College and Hampshire College, and moved to Jerusalem in 1981. He has been called "one of the handful of authentic poets of his own American generation" by the critic Harold Bloom. In a 2015 interview in The Paris Review, he described his work as poet and translator as "at heart, the same activity carried out at different points along a spectrum."

  49. Amy Denio

    Amy Denio
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    jazz musiciancomposersaxophonistguitaristsinger
    Biography

    Amy Denio is a Seattle-based multi-instrumental composer of soundtracks for modern dance, film and theater, as well as a songwriter and music improviser. Her inspirations include world music, and is mainly known as a vocalist, accordionist and saxophone-player. Among her current musical involvements are The Tiptons Sax Quartet (formerly The Billy Tipton Memorial Saxophone Quartet) and Die Resonanz Stanonczi, a radical folk group based in Salzburg, Austria. She has also collaborated repeatedly with the Pat Graney Dance Company, David Dorfman Dance Company, Victoria Marks, and with many other choreographers.

  50. Shalini Kantayya

    Shalini Kantayya
    Occupations
    film director
    Biography

    Shalini Kantayya is an American filmmaker and environmental activist based out of Brooklyn, New York, whose films explore human rights at the intersection of water, food, and renewable energy. Kantayya is best known for her debut feature documentary, Catching the Sun.

  51. Maggie Thrash

    Maggie Thrash
    Occupations
    comics artistchildren's writernovelistwriter
    Biography

    Margaret Thrash is an American writer of young adult fiction and memoirist, best known for their graphic novel memoir Honor Girl.

  52. Eileen Brady

    Eileen Brady
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    politician
    Biography

    Eileen Brady is an American businesswoman who ran unsuccessfully for mayor of Portland, Oregon, in 2012.

  53. Matthew Specktor

    Matthew Specktor
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    screenwriternovelist
    Biography

    Matthew Specktor is an American novelist and screenwriter.

  54. E.V. Day

    E.V. Day
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1967-.. (age 55)
    Occupations
    sculptorprintmaker
    Biography

    E.V. Day is an American, New York-based installation artist and sculptor. Day's work explores themes of feminism and sexuality, while employing various suspension techniques and reflecting upon popular culture.

  55. Tom Hanway

    Tom Hanway
    Years
    1961-.. (age 61)
    Occupations
    banjoist
    Biography

    Tom Hanway was born on August 20, 1961 in Cleveland, Ohio, grew up in Larchmont, Westchester County, New York, and attended Hampshire College. He is an American 5-string banjoist, composer, author, and an originator of "Celtic fingerstyle" banjo. In 1998, he and luthier Geoff Stelling co-designed the Stelling Tom Hanway SwallowTail banjo, available in both standard and deluxe models, used in bluegrass, folk, and Celtic music around the world.

  56. Lisa Shannon

    Lisa Shannon
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1975-.. (age 47)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Lisa J. Shannon is an American author, human rights activist, and speaker known for her work in the international women's movement, including founding Run for Congo Women, co-founding Sister Somalia with Fartuun Adan Abdisalan, co-founding and serving as CEO of Every Woman Treaty. She is author of A Thousand Sisters: My Journey Into the Worst Place on Earth to Be a Woman. Her second book, Mama Koko and the Hundred Gunmen: An Ordinary Family's Extraordinary Tale of Love, Loss, and Survival in Congo (Public Affairs, 2015), follows one family's struggle for survival in the shadow of Joseph Kony's Lord's Resistance Army.

  57. Joshua Beckman

    Joshua Beckman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1971-.. (age 51)
    Occupations
    poet
    Biography

    Joshua Beckman is an American poet.

  58. Lucy-Ann McFadden

    Lucy-Ann McFadden
    Years
    1952-.. (age 70)
    Occupations
    astronomerscience writer
    Biography

    Lucy-Ann Adams McFadden is an American astronomer and planetary scientist. An employee of NASA, she also founded the Science, Discovery & the Universe Program within the University of Maryland, and the Explore-It-All Science Center, a children's science program.

  59. Mark Kriegsman

    Mark Kriegsman
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    engineer
    Biography

    Mark Edwin Kriegsman is an American entrepreneur, computer programmer, inventor, writer, and Director of Engineering at Veracode.

  60. James Estrin

    James Estrin
    Years
    1957-.. (age 65)
    Occupations
    photographer
    Biography

    James Estrin is a photographer, writer, filmmaker, and academic. He is a New York Times senior staff photographer and founder of Lens, The New York Times photography blog. Estrin was part of a team that won a 2001 Pulitzer Prize for a national series of articles entitled “How Race Is Lived In America." He is also the co-executive producer of the documentary film "Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro" which appeared on HBO in November 2016.

  61. Dawn M. Liberi

    Dawn M. Liberi
    Years
    1954-.. (age 68)
    Occupations
    diplomat
    Biography

    Dawn M. Liberi is a diplomat, international development expert and former United States Ambassador to Burundi. She was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 10, 2012 and confirmed by the Senate October 19, 2012.

  62. Alba Arikha

    Alba Arikha
    Years
    1966-.. (age 56)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Alba Arikha is a French-born writer who lives and works in the United Kingdom.

  63. Thomas H. Stoner, Jr

    Thomas H. Stoner, Jr
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1960-.. (age 62)
    Occupations
    writer
    Biography

    Thomas H. Stoner Jr. is an energy entrepreneur and writer. He has been a promoter of sustainable development for over 30 years, having built, financed, and owned and operated renewable energy projects throughout the Americas. He has led three companies in the clean technology space, including one of the original CleanTech venture funds backed by the international development banks, including the Multilateral Investment Fund, a division of the Inter-American Development Bank. In 2011, with the aid of David Schimel of the Jet Propulsion Lab (NASA) and other leading climate figures, Stoner founded Project Butterfly, a research organization that primarily advocates for the global capital markets as being a solution to climate change. In 2013, Stoner released “Small Change, Big Gains: Reflections of an Energy Entrepreneur,” which contains research about transforming the global energy supply to be more reliant upon sustainable fuel sources by the end of the century.