nextgen collective is proud to present the 30 Under 30 honorees of 2023.

Every leader has an origin story, and NextGen Collective is here to celebrate Latino success from every corner of the country. Rising stars, after all, need to start somewhere.

Which brings us to the winners of the 2023 30 Under 30 award.

Buoyed by their experiences and education and values, these thirty individuals are doing it all. They’re accomplishing great feats at their organizations, uplifting their communities, serving on non-profit boards, making room at the table for others, and more.

All while being unapologetically Latino.

This is, indeed, a group everyone should have their eye on, so go ahead and read their profiles for some major inspiration. With such extraordinary beginnings, we can’t wait to see what the 2023 30 Under 30 winners will do tomorrow.

Meet the honorees

THURSDAY, October 26

6:00P.M.– 9:00P.M. ET

Where are they now?

NextGen Collective recently caught up with these class of 2022 honorees!

I made the move back home to the Bay Area in July after a life-changing 5 years in NYC to join Google as a Program Manager on the Google Cloud Global Infrastructure team! Large Language Models such as Bard and ChatGPT and other innovative AI tools do not function without a robust physical technical infrastructure behind it (e.g. data centers). My team and I work on delivering various new initiatives focused on long-term process / business transformations for Google’s AI-optimized network of data centers around the world during this pivotal and exciting time in ML/AL!
Henry Quintana

Program Manager at Google

Beyond my full time job, this year I expanded my journey as an Angel Investor and joined Angeles Investors in their mission to help fund and grow Hispanic and Latin ventures and entrepreneurs. I'm thrilled to have taken this step forward building my professional experience alongside an amazing group of leaders that are really looking to have a direct impact on our community.
Max Rivera

Global Business Expansion at Snap, Inc.

Stephanie is now working in philanthropy with the Latino Community Foundation of Colorado as a community affairs program assistant. Her most recent project through the foundation was in collaboration with Colorados Department of Local Affairs in reviewing over 400 grant applications with $35 million in grant funding requests. Not losing touch with her passion surrounding body advocacy and inclusivity, Stephanie has created a body advocacy consulting business named "IM(BODY)MNT" where she elevates her mission through workshops, after school programs, and individual coaching sessions. Stephanie continues to challenge the status quo and hopes to expand her business nationwide.
Stephanie Monge

Community Affairs Program Assistant Latino Community Foundation of Colorado

Promoted to Systems Safety Manager and won the pioneer award from Great Minds in STEM Hispanic Excellent National Achievement Awards.
Arnold Morales

Systems Safety Manager at Boeing

"I've turned the focus to my roots and into how I can give, learn, and build the town I grew up in. Last year marked my first year back in Chicago in 10 years since having left for school and work, and the last year has been spent taking time to get to know other powerful minds building in this city and finding the best ways to collaborate moving forward. Since then, I've become a startup coach at P33: focused on driving inclusive, global tech and innovation leadership in Chicago and a mentor within the Association of Latino Professionals For America. As always, I continue advocating community work as external lead for Google's Latino ERG, HOLA."
Lyanne Alfaro

Program Manager Google



Melaina de la Cruz, Brittany Gruber, Frannie Sprouls, Michele Cantos


Noah Johnson, Billy Yost

Photo + Video

Cass Davis

Design + Art Direction

Arturo Magallanes

Marketing + Event:

Jill Ortiz, Suleidys Tellez, Cristina Merrill

Web Development

Jose Reinaldo Montoya

Selection Committee

Roman Navarrette, Stephanie Nuesi, Victoria Jenn Rodriguez, Rafael Magaña, Cindy Lone, Hugo Rojo, Vianni Lubus