Meet Thrive

Tomorrow’s Leaders

Prepared to thrive, our alumni are changing the face of leadership across America.

Thrive Scholars currently supports over 660 underrepresented students attending high schools and top universities all over the country. Our diverse alumni network consists of over 1,300 Scholars, many of whom still remain active participants in the program.

Together, we’re forging paths to extraordinary futures.

Scholars by the Numbers


Current Scholars





Exceptional Minds.
Extraordinary Futures.


Harvard University, Class of 2020

Christian attended Harvard at 16 and Harvard Medical School at 20. Years ago, a chief resident told him that if he finished, he would be the youngest Harvard trained neurosurgeon in history. He graduated on June 12th of 2020.


Princeton University, Class of 2008

Karen graduated from Princeton University with a degree in Biology and received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida. She is now a tenure track professor at the University of Colorado Boulder — where only 2% of tenured professors are Black.


Rice University, Class of 2021

Oscar received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Swarthmore College in 2016 and is currently a PhD student in Computational and Applied Mathematics at Rice University. He is a recipient of the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship and a finalist for the NPSC Graduate Fellowship.


Harvard University, Class of 2009

Henry attended Harvard Medical School.
He is founder and CEO of the Genesis Hospitalist Medical Group, the largest private practice hospitalist group at Cedars Sinai. He’s also CEO of a medical group in West Hollywood where he cares for underserved populations.


Yale University, Class of 2016

Forrest graduated from Yale with a degree in Political Science. Since then, he has worked in renewable energy finance, most recently serving as Director of Corporate Development at Solar Philippines. Previously, he was a private equity investor at Ares Management. He began his career as an investment banker at BofA Merrill Lynch.


UC Berkeley, Class of 2012
New York University, Class of 2017

Maybelline is a UC Berkeley alumna and a NYU trained lawyer, where she was an AnBryce Scholar and the Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Law Review. She is currently an attorney at O’Melveny & Myers LLP in Los Angeles, CA. She was a federal district law clerk in the US District Court of New Jersey and more recently, a federal appellate law clerk in the US Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.


Georgetown University, Class of 2015

Nancy is a graduate of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service and is a Fulbright Scholar. She is currently a Strategy & Analytics Consultant with Deloitte Consulting, delivering strategic data science capabilities to both public and private sector clients.


Yale University, Class of 2011
UC Berkeley, Class of 2014

Antonio graduated from Yale with a B.A. in Relgious Studies and received his J.D. from UC Berkeley. He clerked for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit. He was Fulbright Scholar in Lilongwe, Malawi and has worked at two global law firms.


Brown University, Class of 2016

Godwin graduated from Brown with a degree in Biomedical/Medical Engineering. He started his career at Goldman Sachs and is now as Senior Data Science Analyst at Capital Group.


Smith College, Class of 2016

Wendy is an alumna from Smith College where she earned her degree in Economics and Government with a concentration in International Trade and Foreign Policy. After graduation, Wendy spent a year with Thrive Scholars through AmeriCorps VISTA, working on community relationship building and programming. Wendy is the Supervisory Paralegal Specialist in the Washington Criminal I Section of the Antitrust Division in Washington, DC.


Carnegie Mellon, Class of 2018

Gabriela Cach graduated with her degree in Chemical Engineering and Engineering & Public Policy from Carnegie Mellon University. She currently works in technology as a Digital Product Manager at PNC Financial Services. She serves on the ALPFA Pittsburgh Professional Chapter as Treasurer and promotes professional development within the Latino community in Pittsburgh.


Pitzer College, Class of 2013

Danielle Johnson graduated from Pitzer College with a degree in Psychology and Africana Studies and received her Master’s of Education degree from the University of Michigan. While in Detroit, she started a non-profit organization called TUF cookies. Now, back in los Angeles, she is a Principal at KIPP Ignite Academy.


University of Virginia, Class of 2020

Martin graduated from the University of Virginia where he studied Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical Engineering. Upon graduation, Martin joined GE Aviation as a Design Engineer. He is part of the Edison Engineering Development Program which is a three-year program that includes three engineering rotations within GE. He plans to pursue his master’s degree.


Barnard College, Class of 2020

Ishrat is a graduate from Barnard College where she studied Economics. While in college, she interned for the Manhattan Borough President’s Office, The Office of Congressman Espaillat, and internationally at an NGO in London, England. Ishrat is currently a Consulting Analyst at Accenture — New York office.

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