Forbes 30 Under 30: NYU Alumni Stand Out

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Each year, Forbes recognizes 30 notable people under 30 years old in various industries as part of their “30 Under 30” list. This year, 27 NYU alumni were celebrated as the next generation of creators, innovators, and change-makers. In fact, entrepreneurs, leaders, and stars from eight schools were honored across 14 of the 20 total categories.


Read about the Tandon talent on the list and their accomplishments below.

Tanya Gupta, Art and Style

Tandon School of Engineering, 2019
Digital Creator

Tanya Gupta interned at NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center and obtained a patent for a virtual reality tool that she helped build there, then joined IBM as a developer—all while cultivating her passion for content creation. In 2021 she became the first Indian American Adobe Creative Resident and has edited more than 100 portrait editorials for Tom Ford Beauty, Disney, and more.


Joe Landolina, Health Care and Big Money

Tandon School of Engineering, 2019
CEO and Cofounder at Cresilon, Inc.

Joe Landolina’s company, Cresilon, has raised nearly $82 million to date—for redefining medicine with VETIGEL, a single-use, injectable plant-based gel that quickly stops traumatic bleeding. Additionally, the technology has already been approved for veterinary use in the United States, the UK, and Canada, and the next step on the road to success is achieving FDA clearance for human use.


Miguel Guerrero, Marketing and Advertising

Tandon School of Engineering, 2019
Founder, Otis AI

Miguel Guerrero has been an entrepreneur many times over. First he created the world’s largest Minecraft server. Then, he invented a mobile payment processing app. Also, his latest project, Otis AI, works to help small businesses advertise digitally in a post-COVID-19, increasingly online world.