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Connecticut College’s difference makers. Portraits by Miles Ladin ’90.
“Some believe there is nothing one man or one woman can do against the enormous array of the world’s ills ... Yet many of the world’s great movements, of thought and action, have flowed from the work of a single man,” Robert F. Kennedy said.
Or woman. Kennedy’s words are well understood by the six disruptors featured here, men and women pushing to reshape the existing landscape in order to ease the burden for the disillusioned and dispossessed.
Two of our provocateurs are 2018 Forbes 30 Under 30 recipients: Jazmine Hughes ’12 and Aditi Juneja ’12. (Emily Callahan ’11 was also named to this year’s list. She was featured in the Winter 2016 issue of CC Magazine.)
Hughes (@jazzedloon), who appears above, is an associate digital editor at The New York Times Magazine, where she’s responsible for editing the “Letter of Recommendation” column and the back page of the magazine. Not settling for a career at one of the nation’s top media outlets, Hughes is also an activist, and co-created Writers of Color, a database to help editors discover diverse writers.
After graduating from New York University School of Law, Juneja (who appears on our cover) became a New York State Excelsior Service Fellow, working to solve problems surrounding fair and equitable housing for the state of New York. Juneja (@aditijuneja3) also co-founded the Resistance Manual, an open-source platform where users can access and contribute to the portal, which provides “the resistance” with information on a range of issues, from immigration policy to voter rights.
“My vision for a brighter America involves an informed citizenry that respectfully and zealously debates to come up with the best solutions to serve everyone, including those who are marginalized,” Juneja says.