Portraits of influence
The only woman to crack our panel’s top 25, Kopp conceived of Teach for America as her senior thesis; it is now one of the leading public-service projects in the country and has sent more than 14,000 recent college graduates to teach in poor schools throughout the United States.
Read about others on the list. Click on the illustration below to read about each person. You can also select individuals by name in the index below.
By Michael Witte ’66