What do eyewear entrepreneur Stirling Barrett ’11, NFL tackle and philanthropist Kelvin Beachum, Jr. ’10, ’12 and social media strategist Sana Merchant ’11 have in common? They’re SMU alums named to the 2019 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.
As an SMU undergraduate, Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11 started two companies in response to problems she saw in the world. Today she’s the founder and CEO of Bumble, the billion-dollar social connection app that empowers women to make the first move.
That’s SMU alumna Whitney Wolfe Herd ’11 on the cover of the Forbes 30 Under 30 issue. Herd founded Bumble, “America’s fastest-growing dating-app company,” just three years after receiving a bachelor’s degree in international studies from SMU’s Dedman College of Humanities and Sciences.