Here are some of the locals on the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 lists

These are just a handful of the young honorees with local ties.

Irene Li
Mei Mei Street Kitchen and Restaurant co-founder Irene Li was named in the 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 lists. –Aram Boghosian for The Boston Globe

Boston is no stranger to Forbes‘s 30 Under 30 lists.

Forbes released its annual feature on Tuesday, highlighting 600 individuals in 20 categories from business to sports.

With Boston’s many universities, it was no surprise that, once again, a plethora of locals were among those honored.

Here is a selection of just some of the Boston-area names featured in the 2018 edition.

Hilary Knight
Hilary Knight poses for a portrait at the 2017 Team USA Media Summit on Sept. 26. —Rick Bowmer/Associated Press


  • Hilary Knight, 28: The Boston Pride forward has seven World Championship golds and two Olympic silvers under her belt. Keep an eye out for her as Team USA ramps up preparations for the upcoming 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang.
  • Melanie Cohn, 29: The senior manager of digital and social media at Dunkin’ Donuts also founded a Boston networking group for young women in marketing.
  • Yichen Shen, 28: One of many MIT scientists to make the list, this researcher works on nanophotonic breakthroughs that Forbes says could shape the future of energy.
  • Ohad Elhelo, 27: The Brandeis graduate founded Boston-area fellowship and accelerator Our Generation Speaks that brings together Israeli and Palestinian leaders through entrepreneurship.

Browse the full list of the 2018 30 Under 30 honorees at Forbes.


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