North America ● USA

Chicago Hub

The Chicago Hub began in 2013, and we are proud to represent Chicago's amazing neighborhoods (from Hyde Park to Edgewater), we count as our members Shapers from across the world, work and study in a variety industries (private to public sector, entrepreneurs to graduate students and everything in between), and boast a multitude of pizza predilections (deep-dish, thin-crust, and yes, even New York-style). We're more than a cohort of young professionals committed to changing Chicago for the better.

Since 2018, our impact work is focused on equity and inclusion and education and employment: what does it take to prepare every Chicagoan for a Future of Work that is equitable and inclusive. We are working on impact projects centered on this theme that span career readiness, inclusive entrepreneurship, and city policy.

Additinally, through service events, city excursions, weekend working sessions, impromptu coffees or late-night dance parties, we are a tight-knit group of advisers and friends. We hold a monthly event and a monthly call and convene Fall and Spring retreats to onboard new members, assess the Hub's activities, address governance, and plan/progress our annual impact projects. Multiple members and alumni have represent our Chicago Hub and the Global Shapers Community at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos and the Annual Conference of New Champions.


We recruit new members annually each summer. Please follow us on social media and visit our website to apply:

35 members

Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Zahra Amiri

Joined 25 Jan 2020

Bharathi Arasan

Joined 27 Jun 2022

Munzer Awad

Joined 8 Apr 2019

Rob Balderrama

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Allison Choi

Joined 2 Jul 2022

Tia Clay

Joined 9 Jan 2020

Paul Cohen

Joined 7 Nov 2019

Tory Davidson

Joined 7 Nov 2019

Franklin Eruo

Joined 27 Jun 2022

Oladipo Fakunle

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Founding Curator

Ted Gonder

Joined 26 Apr 2013

Impact Officer

Stephanie Greene

Joined 27 Sep 2020

Maya Grever

Joined 22 Oct 2021

Anneliese Herman

Joined 18 Sep 2020

Riley Jones

Joined 30 Jun 2022

nicholas junquera

Joined 27 Jun 2022

Daniel Kang

Joined 27 Aug 2021

Alehae Khan

Joined 23 Jun 2022

Ridhuparan Kungumaraju

Joined 31 Dec 2020

Jimmy Kurian

Joined 7 May 2019

Maya Lakshman

Joined 14 Sep 2020

Mo Li

Joined 26 Jun 2022

Anvi Lohia

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Nguyet Ly

Joined 6 Jul 2022

Morgan Malone

Joined 1 Nov 2021

Aaron Peng

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Kartik Ramkumar

Joined 14 Mar 2017


Joseph Solis

Joined 31 Mar 2016

Jake Stevens

Joined 6 Dec 2018

Phyu-Sin-Lin Than

Joined 9 Nov 2019

Channel Turbides

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Mariana Valle

Joined 8 Feb 2022


Lauren Wyeth

Joined 3 Apr 2015

Jane Zanzig

Joined 10 Jan 2019

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.