Alumni on Forbes 30 Under 30 list

The Dartmouth

January 24, 2017

By Debora Hyemin Han

Robbie Design Thinking class
ENGS 12: Design Thinking class meets in the Couch Student Project Lab with Professor Peter Robbie. (Photo by Douglas Fraser.)

Four Dartmouth alumni have been named among Forbes 2017 30 Under 30 ­— a showcase of the world’s 600 “brightest young entrepreneurs, innovators and game changers” across 20 industries.

Jennifer Chong ’10 co-founded Linjer, a fashion company specializing in watches and leather goods. ... Chong worked in management consulting for two years prior to co-founding Linjer. She described her time in that field as a sort of “boot camp” that taught her how to work with numbers and collaborate with others, creating foundations for her later work in entrepreneurship. ...

... Chong recalled the Engineering Sciences 12 “Design Thinking” class she took with Thayer School of Engineering professor Peter Robbie as one of her most formative learning experiences, as it taught her how to empathize with those she designs for.

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