Brandeis Alumni, Family and Friends

Introducing the 2023 BOLD 9

June 26, 2023

This year's honors go to alumni making positive change through art, business, public service, advocacy, and more within ten years of graduating. 

Collage of nine BOLD 9 honorees

Meet This Year's Class

Emily Eng
Emily Eng ’14 is co-founder of a non-profit that addresses inequality in music

Making Music Accessible

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Jackson Holbert
Jackson Holbert ’17 recently published his debut, award-winning collection of poems.

Poetry Meeting the Moment

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Ivyon E.
Iyvon E. ’13 is artistic director for a theater company and founder of a play development company for audio storytelling.

Storytelling for All

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Jonathan Goldman
Jonathan Goldman ’19 directs the Student Clinic for Immigrant Justice. 

Seeking Justice for Immigrants

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Rima Tahini
Rima Tahini ’16 is director of A&R for Mavin Records based in Nigeria

Taking Afrobeat Mainstream

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Sam Hyun
Sam Hyun, Heller MBA’22, MPP’22, is director of federal relations for the City of Boston.

Breaking the "Bamboo Ceiling"

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Aneil Tripathy
Aneil Tripathy ’12, GSAS MA’14, PhD’21, is an economic anthropologist focusing on climate finance.

Preparing for Climate Resilience

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Ayan Sanyal
Ayan Sanyal ’14 (left) is co-founder of Kolkata Chai with his brother Ani.

Sharing a Taste of Kolkata

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Sarah Ackerman
Sarah Ackerman ’17 is an advocate to improve laws and regulations for those with allergies.

Building a More Allergy-Friendly World

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- David Eisenberg 

Celebrate Brandeis at 75

Students sitting on a wall at Brandeis in the 50s and in the present day.

We’re excited to welcome the entire Brandeis community — past and present — back to campus for a celebration like none other. Save the date October 13-15, 2023 for a weekend that brings together the best of the university’s annual events with special anniversary events celebrating the university’s bold past and bright future. Register today.