USF Magazine May 2021 cover

May 2021

30 Under 30

Meet USF's 30 Under 30

They are artists and entrepreneurs.

They work in movie and television studios, on the

baseball field and the basketball court.

They work for health and for healing, for learning and for justice.

They are 30 graduates who are changing the world.

Diana Guardado

Flavio Bravo

Flavio Bravo holding shirt that says "I support undocumented students"

Voting Rights Defender

When he was growing up in Phoenix, Flavio Bravo knew early on that he wanted to be like labor leader César Chávez.

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Cameron Grant

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Pediatric Nurse

While Cameron Grant was finishing up her graduate program online due to the pandemic, her unit at Children’s Hospital of Orange County became a COVID-19 unit.

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Brad Kenstler

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Data Scientist

A NASA weather scientist needs help predicting superstorms? Brad Kenstler can help with that. A football coach wants to know the probability of this wide receiver making that catch? Kenstler can do that, too.

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Miriam Uribe

Miriam Uribe in New York City

Workers Advocate

For many of us, the COVID-19 pandemic opened our eyes to the plight of essential workers in this country. Miriam Uribe hopes we never close our eyes to them again.

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Taylor Smalls

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Oprah owns one of her paintings. So does Tarell McCraney, who wrote the screenplay for Moonlight. Isaiah Johnson, an actor who portrayed George Washington in Hamilton, has one, too.

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Brendan Herger

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Machine Learning Engineer

In an era in which convenience is king, Brendan Herger explores ways for machine learning to make our lives easier and safer.

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Alex Binsfeld

Student listens intently to an instructor.

Ebraheem Alghafees

India Buckley

Araceli Leon

Nicholas Grayson

Selenne Alatorre

Danae Robinson

Frankie Ferrari

Brenna Malloy

Antonio Reza