Since launching our Who’s Next series, Billy Penn has been honored to feature nearly 500 of Philly’s most promising young leaders. In this edition, presented by the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania, we’re highlighting impressive people who work in public service.
When interviewing these individuals, no matter their job title, a common motif was a positive outlook in the face of adversity, a social awareness that transforms into action, and a willingness to get creative when problem-solving.
These under-40 Philadelphians contribute to the public good in a myriad of ways, each with an abundance of enthusiasm for their respective cause, and humility when engaging with their fellow citizens.
Below, meet this year’s 19 honorees in the field of public service, listed in alphabetical order.