Three Alumni Make Forbes List

Rising stars in machine learning, global commerce, and biological manufacturing recognized in prestigious Forbes 30 Under 30 lists

Dec 07 2020 | By Jesse Adams

From integrating machine learning into global commerce to automating biological manufacturing to managing minority assets, three quickly-accomplished young alumni earned spots on Forbes’ prestigious 30 Under 30 selections for 2021.

A VP at Bank of America in San Francisco, Isabel Baransky ’16 is an engineer developing Bank of America’s automated foreign exchange systems, spanning over 80 countries and billions of dollars per year, and overseeing an initiative using machine learning to improve the payments space. At Columbia, she majored in applied math and physics with a minor in music.

A VP at J.P. Morgan in Los Angeles, Chelsea Crowder ’14 is a private banker focused on serving Black and minority talent with strategic asset management and financial planning. During her time at Columbia Engineering she majored in operations research.

Lead manufacturing engineer at Cytiva, formerly GE Life Sciences, Massachusetts-based Leonard Robinson ’13 specializes in automating data-driven processes for clients producing biologics, collaborating with a variety of teams executing clinical trials and training including testing for COVID-19. At Columbia, he majored in electrical engineering before earning his MS in electrical and computer engineering at Georgia Tech.

Additionally, 20 fellow Columbians also made this year’s lists.