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The class of '94 is in the fight, and giving back, during COVID-19

Ngozi Ezike, M.D.

Ngozi has been at the forefront of the fight in Illinois, managing the state's measured response to the pandemic, allaying public fear, and tempering media frenzy


David Liu, Ph.D.

Endowed chair professor at Harvard and pioneering chemistry entrepreneur, David's been dubbed a "scientific superhero" by Wired.  His life's work involves the application of the power of Darwinian biological evolution to chemistry, and it's allowing him to synthesize novel "drug-like molecules" that use gene-editing to repair disease-causing mutations.  Now he's part of what the WSJ calls "The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19."


Trey Grayson

Known for being the youngest Secretary of State in the country (when he was Kentucky's) and Director of the IOP, Trey has a handful of new initiatives, including one which prioritizes healthy ballot-casting in the COVID-19 era.


Hadi Partovi

He was a tech prodigy before tech prodigies were cool, and now Hadi is working to merge the fostering of youth coding with the initiative to drive awareness around COVID-19.


Genevieve Hilton

A specialist in corporate citizenship (non-profit work), communications, sustainability, and crisis response, Genevieve is part of the internal task force steering Lenovo's response to COVID-19.  Among other things, Lenovo is using its tech muscle to accelerate population-level genetic research that's looking for exploitable weaknesses in the coronavirus genome.


Amanda Peppercorn, M.D.

Having dedicated her career to the study of infectious disease and the development of biomedical countermeasures designed to combat some of the nastiest ones—like pandemic flu and anthrax—Amanda is now leading a team of researchers at GSK (and its partner companies) in the pursuit of a vaccine and treatment for COVID-19.


Veronica Hackethal, M.D.

Veronica has been providing clinicians and the public with insight based on clear-eyed assessments of data (rather than hype) and candid discussions of how we prepare to manage the fallout.