At 18, Eric Udorie's written about gender rights-related topics for major publications including the Guardian, New Statesman, Fusion.
Safford is committed to applying her talents and work ethic to a noble and necessary goal: using policy to change the way we think about human existence.
The 26-year-old's social entrepreneurship centers around jackfruit, a large, green, studded fruit native to Southeast Asia.
Rodríguez-Roldán's efforts center on engaging with policymakers throughout Congress and various government agencies to help promote policies that will benefit the trans community.
"One of the philosophies I live by is embracing chaos—or the idea that chaos is just tragedy plus opportunity," says Oliver, who is on our list of the top 30 thinkers under the age of 30.
Dean-Bailey, who is on our list of this year's most exciting young thinkers, was the youngest Republican woman to be elected to the New Hampshire House of Representatives.
Carleton combines social and physical data with statistical models to assess how issues such as climate change and freshwater scarcity affect poverty and economic growth.
Axelrod, who's on our list of this year's most exciting young thinkers, has a long-term goal of "untangling the immigration bureaucracy from the criminal justice system."
"I see it as a social duty to my country to help its talent to thrive," says Almazán, who is on our list of this year's most exciting young thinkers.