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The Top 30 College Moguls In The US You Need To Know About in 2016

Hailing from across the United States, Mogul set out to find 30 young women in college campuses who are the brightest stars of tomorrow. This range of fabulous, fierce girls exemplify the kind of Mogul Global Ambassadors who are future #girlbosses.

So, whether you are a recruiter scouting top applicants or curious if your friend made the list, prepare to be impressed by these kick-ass students!

Interested in changing the world like these inspiring girls?

  1. Alexis Neuville, Pace University '18: Alexis is a sophomore at Pace working on her Bachelor of Arts in Communication and Media Studies. On campus she is a Delta Phi Epsilon Sister (Cystic Fibrosis chair and Coordinator of Public Relations), Speech and Debate Club President, Pace Chronicle Writer, WPAW Radio Station Member, and serves as a member of the Student Government Associate Justice. However, Alexis didn’t stop there! She has been a Campus Activities Assistant, a Student Coordinator, and worked as a Marketing Intern.
  2. Aliya Itkowitz, Harvard University '16: Aliya is a senior at Harvard doing a Bachelor of Arts in South Asian Studies. As a fencer she has received many awards and in her junior year served as the Captain of the Harvard University Varsity Fencing Team Season. Aliya is also involved in many clubs on campus such as the Harvard Political Review and the Harvard US-India Initiative. Her work experience ranges from working as an analyst intern in Deutsche Bank to working as a summer intern for CNN and NDTV.
  3. Arielle Mitropoulos, Wesleyan College '19: Arielle is a first year at Wesleyan doing a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Government, as well as French. At Wesleyan she participates in Varsity Field Hockey, the Wellesley College Democrats, and the Wellesley Students for Hillary. Arielle has also interned for Good Morning America and worked as a General and Press Intern for U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren.
  4. Ayesha Mangaldas, Harvard University '17: Ayesha is a junior at Harvard doing a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. At Harvard she is a part of the Harvard US-India Initiative, Harvard National Model United Nations, Harvard UNICEF, Harvard Square Homeless Shelter, Women's Initiative in Leadership, the South Asian Association, the Woodbridge Society, Kappa Alpha Theta, La Vie Club, Franklin Fellowship, and many more. She has also volunteered at the Harvard Square Homeless Shelter and the Bal Anand School for Underprivileged Children.
  5. Daphne Gokalan, University of Maryland '17: Daphne is a junior at the Robert H. Smith School of Business of UM doing a Bachelor of Science. She is majoring in Marketing and minoring in Corporate Law. Daphne has been on the Dean's list at her time in college. She is also the Philanthropy Chair of Phi Sigma Sigma, a Peer Mentor of the Wise Guy organization, and an active member of Delta Sigma Pi (Business Fraternity). In the past she worked as a Judicial Intern, a Legal Assistant, and has worked in Member Relations of IVY.
  6. Elizabeth Brewster, Cornell University '18: Elizabeth is a sophomore at Cornell doing a Bachelor of Science and majoring in Policy Analysis and Management with a Business minor. She is currently the President of Cornell's Society for Women in Business. She has been the head Teaching Assistant for PAM 2300: Introduction to Policy Analysis and is an active member of Alpha Epsilon Phi Sorority. She has interned at Back Bay Life Science Advisors, The Apple Orchard School, the Brigham and Women's Hospital, and many more.
  7. Emily Raleigh, Fordham University '16: Emily is a senior at Fordham’s Gabelli School of Business, where she is studying marketing, communications & media management, and new media & digital design. She is the Founder & CEO of Spire & Co, the online and offline destination for inspiration and information for the aspiring young woman. Ever since Emily has executed marketing campaigns with clients including Whole Foods, Kenneth Cole, KPMG, and Jamba Juice, among others, with the Spire & Co marketing team. She and Spire & Co have been awarded the 2013 Kenneth Cole Awareness Grant, the 2014 Camp Campbell Competition, and the 2014 Young Entrepreneurs Challenge, led by Capital One Bank. Emily has already been featured in Marie Claire, Forbes, USA TODAY, Fox Business, among others.
  8. Emma Barnett, Barnard College '19: Emma is the First-Year Class President at Barnard College of Columbia University. As an avid leader in the Student Government Association, Emma has proposed new policies and has planned large scale events for her classmates. She also has been playing the violin for 14 years and is the Principle 2nd of the Columbia University Orchestra. She was a member of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra at Interlochen Arts Camp. Under the baton of Alan Gilbert, she has played with members of the New York Philharmonic and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Disney World. Additionally, her profound passion for Broadcast Journalism propelled her to start a youtube channel called "Politics4Kids". On top of all of this, Emma is a Black Belt in Tae-Kwon-Do and maintains incredible academic standings.
  9. Fiona Whalen, Fordham University '19: Fiona is a freshman in Fordham University's Honors Program. She plans on double majoring in Humanitarian Studies and French Studies. Originally from Montana, Fiona grew up in Germany and Israel, developing a keen interest for international relations and social justice, particularly in the Middle East. Fiona aspires to join the Peace Corps after receiving her undergraduate degree and go on to work in an NGO based in a francophone nation. 
  10. Hana Dendy, Yale University '17: Hana is a junior at Yale. She is a part of the Rhythmic Blue Dance Company, CityStep, and Alliance for Dance at Yale. Hana has worked in the Member Relations of IVY and as the Head Clerk of the Association Of Yale Alumni. She has also spent time working as a Mentor at the Fresh Youth Initiatives.
  11. Hannah McGrath, University of Pennsylvania '17: Hannah is a junior at The Wharton School of UPenn earning her Bachelor of Science in Economics and Engineering, Electrical Engineering. On campus she is in the Society of Women Engineers, Sigma Delta Tau sorority, the  Electrical and Systems Engineering Student Advisory Board, and an Orientation Peer Advisor. Some of Hannah's most impressive working experiences are as a Strategic Account Management Intern for Taboola as well as an Electrical Engineering Intern for HelmetHub.
  12. Hannah Payne, University of California '19: Hannah Payne is a first year student at UCLA. She plans on studying Broadcast Journalism, which perfectly combines her two passions: media and investigative writing. She has been featured in prominent roles on CBS, NBC, and FOX and her writing can be found monthly in the Smart Girls Guide and daily on her blog. At UCLA she is a part of CRU, Greek Crossing, and the sorority Kappa Alpha Theta.
  13. Hannah Spears, University of Wisconsin-Madison '18: Hannah is a sophomore working on her Bachelor of Arts in Strategic Communication and Digital Studies. She is a part of many groups and clubs in her school such as Kappa Kappa Gamma - the Eta Chapter, the Badger Business Professionals, the student Faculty Board, and the American Marketing Association. Hannah has also volunteered at Reading is Fundamental for the past two years and has worked as a Public Relations Intern in the Area Studios in NYC.
  14. Hayley Shaffer, Duke University '17: Hayley is a junior at Duke working on her Bachelor’s Degree in Public Policy. She has been on the Dean's List with Distinction every year at her school and has received the ACC Academic Honor Roll. On top of doing extremely well academically, Hayley is on the Varsity Women's Lacrosse Team, the Student Athlete Advisory Committee, Duke's Association for Business Oriented Women, and a part of the Pi Beta Phi Sorority.
  15. Ishita Prasad, Stanford University '16: Ishita is a senior at Stanford working on her Bachelor's degree in Computer Science. Over the years, she has worked on a project called CS 91SI: Digital Canvas to offer a constructive workspace to students who want to combine their design interests and their technical interests. Over the years she has been a Software Engineering Intern at BlackBoard, a Research Assistant at the Stanford NLP Group, and an User Experience Research Intern at Apple, Inc. On top of that, she is an active member of her community as she currently works as a course assistant on campus.
  16. Jamie Grimstad, Columbia University '19: Jamie is a first year student at Columbia College  interested in Art History & Business while also being on Columbia’s track team. She is the Founder & Creative Director of the lifestyle site www.littlejamieg.com. Jamie started with a tumblr page but after garnering over 100,000+ hits, she took her page to the next level. Her blog provides everything from fashion inspiration to interviews with musicians, designers, and young entrepreneurs. She has already worked with top brands and designers such as Adidas, Vera Wang, Panasonic, and more. Jamie is currently a contributor for Teen Vogue’s online blogger platform, FashionClick, and is the editor of Columbia’s fashion blog (Hoot). Currently, she is working on organizing a youth-centric event during NYFW that will bring together some of the best streetwear brands, young djs, and fashion killers.
  17. Julia Schemmer, University of California '19: Julia is a first-year student at UCR pursuing Political Science with an emphasis in International Affairs. On campus, she is a First Year Fellow for the ASUCR Office of the President, a senator for the Residence Hall Association, and an op-ed writer for The Highlander newspaper. Outside of class, she is a contributing writer for Huffington Post, USA Today College and the LA Times, a red carpet host for Pop Stop TV, and a media intern for the UC Students Association. She is the author of “20 Seconds of Insane Courage: Encouragement for the Dreamer Inside of You”, the current Miss City of Norco princess, and the founder of B-Darling Magazine. Upon graduation, Julia hopes to work in public policy, specifically in higher education.
  18. Liza Sakhaie, New York University '19: Liza is a first year student at the Stern School of Business of NYU. She is potentially concentrating in marketing with a minor in either psychology or child & adolescent mental health studies. She previously interned for major luxury designers such as Yigal Azrouel and Haute Hippie in their sales departments. Currently, Liza is interning for an online blog known as CollegeFashionista and is an active member of Stern's Luxury and Retail Association as well as NYU's Alpha Epsilon Phi. Her passions include music, specifically the flute, marketing and research, styling and trend forecasting and raising awareness for Israel.
  19. Madison Granger, Duke University '16: Madison is a senior at Duke graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in English. She is a future sports sector professional interested in marketing and event management. She currently represents Duke University as a NCAA Div. I student-athlete and she is the team captain in the sports of Cross Country in both Indoor and Outdoor Track & Field. Madison has also been a Student-Athlete volunteer at Read with the Blue Devils as well as at the One Love Foundation. Her internship experiences range from working at Masslive.com to being an event specialist at Nike.
  20. Mandy Engelman, High Point University '19: Mandy is a Presidential Scholar and a member of the highly selective Media Fellows Program at High Point University. Her lifestyle blog, TheQuirkyConservative.com, focuses on embracing what makes a person truly unique. She was named one of The Prospect’s 2015 Top 20 Under 20 Incredible Teens Changing the World, was featured for HPU's Freshman Profiles, had her Instagram account featured on Seventeen.com, and is a top blogger for the bSmart Guide website. Mandy is studying communication with a focus in public relationships. Ideally, she would love to blog for the rest of her life, as blogging combines her passion for writing with her desire to inspire others to be confident with who they truly are.
  21. Mary Elizabeth Bender, Duke University '18: Mary is a sophomore at Duke playing on the soccer team as a Defender. In the past she has been nominated as a “Player to Watch” by TopDrawerSoccer.com. She has been named on the Dean’s List and been a part of the National Honor Society for High School Scholars. She has also received the President’s Volunteer Service Award and is now in Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority at Duke.
  22. Maya Jay, Massachusetts Institute of Technology '18: Maya is a sophomore at MIT earning her Bachelor's Degree in Biology - Brain and Cognitive Sciences. On campus she is involved in MIT Bhangra, Dance Troupe, Biology Undergraduate Student Association Exec, UA Academic Advisory Committee, Undergraduate Associate Advisor, and she is on the Varsity Women's Lightweight Crew (NCAA Division I). Her internships range from working as a  Research Intern at the Harvard Medical School to working as an Undergraduate Researcher at the Brigham and Women's Hospital.
  23. Maya Tromburg, Santa Clara University '18: Maya is a sophomore at the College of Arts and Sciences at Santa Clara University majoring in Environmental Studies and minoring in Public Health. In college she joined 4 intramural sports teams in coed volleyball and soccer and practiced with the Women's Soccer team for 2 quarters. She volunteered with the International Student Admissions club and is a member of Kappa Alpha Theta and of the Intandesh, multicultural club. She has also been a certified lifeguard at the Sullivan Aquatics Center for the past 3 quarters.
  24. Michelle Lee, Columbia University '16: Michelle is a senior at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science BS at Columbia. She is majoring in Applied Math and holds a 3.77 GPA. Michelle is the 2016 Engineering Student Council President, Co-Director of the Camp Kesem at Columbia University, the Treasurer and Marketing Director of Voltage (Columbia's First Percussion Ensemble), and the Programming Officer and Senior Advisor of the Korean Students Association.
  25. Mirabai Bright-Thonney, Bard College '16: Mirabai is a senior at Bard majoring in Art History and holds a 3.87 GPA. She is currently in the process of writing a 100 page research project examining archeological, religious, and ritual history across Early Christian and Medieval Europe. Over her years at Bard she has earned the Irma Brandeis Prize and the John Bard Award. Outside of the classroom, Mirabai has worked as an Office Assistant, a Ticketing Agent, and has volunteered in Kitchen Help.
  26. Tali Fleitman Soffer, Brandeis College '16: Tali is a senior Wien International Scholar at Brandeis University. She is studying Health: Science, Society and Policy and minoring in French and Francophone Studies and Economics. Tali is currently a student leader at the Waltham Group where she coordinates break trips for students by planning projects with nonprofit organizations around the US and abroad. In addition, she was an intern at The Family Van a non-profit organization part of Harvard Medical School, which provides free preventative health services to Boston’s underserved communities. As a volunteer outreach coordinator she led a group of five Mandarin speakers who assisted communicating with multi-cultural urban residents in Quincy, MA. Tali’s future goal is to work towards health promotion worldwide by providing innovative health solutions.
  27. Rachel Scholz-Bright, Dartmouth College '18: Rachel is a sophomore at Dartmouth majoring in Government and Chemistry while doing a Public Policy minor. She is a Great Issues Scholar, and is also a part of the Global Village Council, the College Democrats, and is in Club Ice Hockey team. Rachel has interned in the Office of Legislative and Public Affairs of the National Science Foundation as well as many other places such as in the Office of Senator Elizabeth Warren.
  28. Rebecca Levy, Brown University '16: Rebecca is a graduating senior at Brown. She is double concentrating in International Relations and East Asian Studies, with both foci in China. Outside of the classroom, she has been engaging in ESOL-related volunteer work for the past 5 years, and has been co-coordinating a completely student-led ESOL program in the Olneyville neighborhood of Providence for the past 2 years. She is inspired to spread energy, compassion, and the spirit of learning to other volunteers as well as the communities both at Brown and in Providence.
  29. Sofia de la Garza, Barnard College '19: Sofia is a first year student at Barnard College of Columbia University in NYC. Growing up in Manhattan, Sofia has been exposed to, and thus become incredibly passionate about, social justice issues, especially those pertaining to women’s rights. She uses her love of writing to help her voice be heard, and in her senior year of high school, she wrote a piece about her distain of catcalling that was subsequently published by the New York Times. In college, she hopes to begin her work as a Rape Crisis Volunteer counselor within the next year, finish school with a major in Psychology and a minor in English, and continue to use her writing to reach people around the world.
  30. Waverly Harden, Bowdoin College ’19: Waverly is pursuing a double major in math and physics with a minor in computer science. She is a principal organizer of HackGenY, hosting Israel’s largest hackathon in 2015 with over 350 participants. Growing up in Israel, she understands the effects of war on children and raised over $10,000 and shipped hygiene kits, clothes, food and art supplies for children in Gaza. Waverly also left high school before the 12th grade to attend college. At Bowdoin, she tutors calculus, cheerleads, and participates on Bowdoin’s internationally ranked RoboCup team. Waverly foresees a research career in physical cosmology as a mathematician.

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19 comments

  • Jaycey
    Jaycey Mogul Influencer
    over 1 year ago

    What an amazing group of women!

    What an amazing group of women!

  • Maddy Bernstein
    over 1 year ago

    This is so cool! Love it.

    This is so cool! Love it.

  • Default
    Guest
    over 1 year ago

    i love this! Highlighting these ladies is a wonderful idea and I'm so glad to see that there are so many young moguls making a beautiful change in the world! :)

    i love this! Highlighting these ladies is a wonderful idea and I'm so glad to see that there are so many young moguls making a beautiful change in the world! :)

  • alexsimonhalimi
    over 1 year ago

    good job

    good job

  • Monisha
    over 1 year ago

    Congratulations to all Moguls!

    Congratulations to all Moguls!

  • Juli
    Juli 🙀
    over 1 year ago

    Congrats to all these incredible women!! #truemoguls <3

    Congrats to all these incredible women!! #truemoguls <3

  • alexsimonhalimi
    over 1 year ago

    good job

    good job

  • alexsimonhalimi
    over 1 year ago

    great work

    great work

  • Natasha
    Natasha 💪🏻& 👊🏻 just like NYC
    over 1 year ago

    So inspiring!

    So inspiring!

  • namisha
    namisha Inquisitive, Avid Reader, Food Lover, Amateur Chef, Digital Sensei
    over 1 year ago

    These girls are so cool

    These girls are so cool

  • Demi Chu
    Demi Chu n. Graphophile; Believer of the Tiny White Host
    over 1 year ago

    I love that the world has many inspiring influencers! <3 Congratulations!

    I love that the world has many inspiring influencers! <3 Congratulations!

  • Demi Chu
    Demi Chu n. Graphophile; Believer of the Tiny White Host
    over 1 year ago

    I love that the world has many inspiring influencers! <3 Congratulations!

    I love that the world has many inspiring influencers! <3 Congratulations!

  • eve
    eve
    over 1 year ago

    Congratulations to all these spectacular women! Can't wait to see what they do in the future :)

    Congratulations to all these spectacular women! Can't wait to see what they do in the future :)

  • Ruthie Bagay
    Ruthie Bagay ig: @ruchiebags
    over 1 year ago

    I was amazed by their accomplishments! Keep it up ladies! #empoweron

    I was amazed by their accomplishments! Keep it up ladies! #empoweron

  • Ruthie Bagay
    Ruthie Bagay ig: @ruchiebags
    over 1 year ago

    Hope they join our amazing Mogul community! :D

    Hope they join our amazing Mogul community! :D

  • Naina Dwivedi
    Naina Dwivedi "In the end we only regret the chances we don't take"
    over 1 year ago

    Nice

    Nice

  • Jaycey
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    over 1 year ago

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  • Naina Dwivedi
    Naina Dwivedi "In the end we only regret the chances we don't take"
    over 1 year ago

    Nice

    Nice

  • Alextt86
    over 1 year ago

    So impressive!! Congrats!!

    So impressive!! Congrats!!


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