Forward under 40

April 15th, 2019

UW alum? Check. Younger than 40? Check. Changing the world, one Wisconsin Idea-driven dream at a time? Double check. These eight UW alumni are the Wisconsin Alumni Association’s Forward under 40 Award recipients of 2019! You can read about the incredible work that earned these Badgers recognition in the program’s annual magazine, which mailed alongside the spring issue of On Wisconsin and is now available online.

The 2019 awardees include:

Bethany Biesenthal ’00
College of Letters & Science | Journalism, Political Science

Ali Bramson ’11
College of Letters & Science | Astrophysics, Physics

LaVar Charleston MS’07, PhD’10
School of Education | Educational Leadership and Policy Analysis

Tim Hotchandani ’04
Wisconsin School of Business | Economics; Finance, Investment, and Banking

Owen Karcher ’08
College of Letters & Science | Social Work

Kristin Kohlmann ’13
College of Agricultural and Life Sciences | Genetic

Matt Kopac ’01
College of Letters & Science | Political Science, Economics, International Relations

Kashoua Kristy Yang JD’09
Law School

Know a young UW grad that fits the bill for this prestigious award? Nominations for the 2020 Forward under 40 Awards are open now through August 1, 2019.