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:

41 members


Jane Zanzig

Joined 10 Jan 2019


Lauren Wyeth

Joined 3 Apr 2015

Impact Officer

Jake Stevens

Joined 6 Dec 2018

Munzer Awad

Joined 8 Apr 2019

Anna Bethune

Joined 3 Jun 2013

Graham Carney

Joined 27 Nov 2018

Paul Cohen

Joined 7 Nov 2019

Tory Davidson

Joined 7 Nov 2019

Sarah Doherty

Joined 21 Aug 2014

Jonathan Fair

Joined 27 Sep 2017

Shoham Geva

Joined 26 Nov 2018

Diamond Greer Jones

Joined 25 Jan 2017

Bailey Herbstreit

Joined 10 May 2017

Anneliese Herman

Joined 18 Sep 2020

David Hodge

Joined 21 Dec 2017

Anas Kaakeh

Joined 26 Nov 2018

Brian Kastenholz

Joined 21 Dec 2017

Ankur Khanna

Joined 21 Dec 2017

Taylor Klassman

Joined 26 Nov 2018

Abin Kuriakose

Joined 21 Dec 2017

Jimmy Kurian

Joined 7 May 2019

Allen Linton II

Joined 30 Jul 2013

Morgan Malone

Joined 1 Nov 2021

Uchenna Moka-Solana

Joined 27 Sep 2017

John Monaghan

Joined 25 Jan 2017

Alberto Morales

Joined 13 Dec 2018

Sara Rahim

Joined 7 Nov 2019

Elle Ramel

Joined 12 Aug 2014

Kartik Ramkumar

Joined 14 Mar 2017

Ricardo Suárez

Joined 10 Mar 2016

Gavin Taves

Joined 7 Nov 2019

Christina Warner

Joined 9 Jul 2015

Cheryl Yu

Joined 10 Mar 2016

Ablorde Ashigbi

Joined 31 Mar 2016

Sarah Bailey

Joined 24 Aug 2020

Nchedochukwu Ezeokoli

Joined 13 Sep 2020

Stephanie Greene

Joined 27 Sep 2020

Maya Grever

Joined 22 Oct 2021

Maya Lakshman

Joined 14 Sep 2020

Parvathi Santhosh-Kumar

Joined 25 Jan 2017

Founding Curator

Ted Gonder

Joined 26 Apr 2013

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.