North America

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:

32 members

Tiwaladeoluwa Adekunle

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Zahra Amiri

Joined 25 Jan 2020

Munzer Awad

Joined 8 Apr 2019

Rob Balderrama

Joined 28 Jun 2022

David Kayeum Capelli

Joined 20 Oct 2017

Impact Officer

Allison Choi

Joined 2 Jul 2022

Tia Clay

Joined 9 Jan 2020

Franklin Eruo

Joined 27 Jun 2022

Oladipo Fakunle

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Ciara Gaines

Joined 28 Jun 2023

Founding Curator

Ted Gonder

Joined 26 Apr 2013

Stephanie Greene

Joined 27 Sep 2020

Matthew Haddad

Joined 29 Jun 2023

Lena Jennings

Joined 29 Jun 2023

Daniel Kang

Joined 27 Aug 2021

Alehae Khan

Joined 23 Jun 2022

Jimmy Kurian

Joined 7 May 2019

Morgan Malone

Joined 1 Nov 2021

Shahaan Mirza

Joined 11 Jul 2023

Samuel Muneton

Joined 27 Dec 2023

Danielle Nickaf

Joined 20 Jan 2024

Raphael Onwunali

Joined 29 Jun 2023

Aaron Peng

Joined 28 Jun 2022

Joshua Silets

Joined 28 Jun 2023

Mohit Singh

Joined 3 Aug 2023


Joseph Solis

Joined 31 Mar 2016

Phyu-Sin-Lin Than

Joined 9 Nov 2019

Channel Turbides

Joined 28 Jun 2022


Mariana Valle

Joined 8 Feb 2022

Aastha Vasisht

Joined 27 Jul 2023

Michael Warren

Joined 30 Jun 2023

Lauren Wyeth

Joined 3 Apr 2015

Interested in joining? Apply today to join our hub.