Two UCD graduates recognised on Forbes ‘30 under 30’ list

Investigative journalist Sally Hayden and pet care startup founder Kevin Glynn have been named in this year’s Forbes 30 under 30 list.

Journalist Sally Hayden graduated with a law degree from University College Dublin in 2012 and completed an MSc in International Politics at Trinity College the following year. Hayden is an internationally acclaimed journalist who has focused on migration, conflict and humanitarian issues in Syria, Iraq, Nigeria and Sudan. She has reported for media groups such as the BBC, the Guardian, VICE, the Financial Times Magazine and the Irish Times.

Hayden, however, was featured under the 'United Kingdom' entrepreneurs. Soon after the list was revealed, Hayden tweeted, "So nice to be named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 list for media in Europe (though I need to reiterate I'm Irish, not British!)".

Kevin Glynn is the founder of Butternut Box, a “direct to consumer pet wellness” company which delivers dog food to customers’ doors. Glynn graduated from UCD with a Bachelors of Business & Law in 2012. During his time in UCD, he co-founded a UCD Delegation to the Harvard National Model United Nations, where he represented Burundi. Before he founded Butternut Box, he spent almost 4 years working for Goldman Sachs.

The listing features 300 young leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 who are transforming areas including business, technology, media, politics and culture.

Last year, UCD students Sam Blanckensee and Colin Keogh were named in Forbes 30 under 30 Europe list of people who will impact Europe for the next 50 years.