Dr. Jennifer Doudna, who discovered CRISPR’s gene-editing power, wants the technology to be standard of care for severe genetic diseases.
Dr. Pinar Keskinocak is using her eclectic expertise and positions of leadership to fix crucial flaws in global operations, all while elevating the next generation of scientists.
Dr. Aparna Venkatesan studies the distant reaches of space and time, while advocating for a night sky undamaged by orbital clutter.
Otila Rogers and Brandon Smith are leading by example to inspire incarcerated individuals through fighting wildfires.
Sophia Kianni, founder of Climate Cardinals, is distributing vital information about climate change in more than 100 languages.
Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson, a marine biologist and conservation strategist, wants to involve everyone in the work of a better future.
Poet, painter, and naturalist Obi Kaufmann shares an optimistic view of nature even as the human impact on the planet grows larger.
Dr. Beverly Wright, co-founder of the National Black Environmental Justice Network, has spent decades empowering communities that are vulnerable to toxic chemicals.
Beatrice Fihn, executive director of the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons, dreams of a world free from the threat of nuclear war.
To combat COVID-19, Dr. Marcelo Zuffo and Dr. Raúl Lima created an open-license ventilator called INSPIRE that can be built with relatively easy-to-find parts.
Corina Newsome, a graduate student in biology at Georgia Southern University, helped organize #BlackBirdersWeek and is only getting started with her advocacy.
Nicole Jordan serves as NASA’s mission manager on SpaceX Crew-1, which is the first operational crew to reach the International Space Station on a commercial vehicle.