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Four Simon’s Rock Alumni Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List


December 20, 2012

Contact: Karen Anderson
Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Four Simon’s Rock Alumni Named to Forbes 30 Under 30 List

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA—Bard College at Simon’s Rock is well represented on the second annual Forbes “30 Under 30” list. For the second year in a row, four alumni have made the list: Jennifer Fan in Finance, Loren AliKhan and Ronan Farrow in Law & Policy, and Claire Rosen in Art & Style.

Forbes described the honorees as “young disruptors, innovators and entrepreneurs . . . impatient to change the world.” This is the first time on the list for Fan, 29 and AliKhan, 29 who began their college careers at Simon’s Rock in 1999. Appearing for the second time are Farrow, 23, who also started at Simon’s Rock in 1999 and Rosen, 29 who matriculated in 2001.

At 29, Fan runs her own $650 million agricultural and commodities hedge fund, Arbalet Capital, AliKhan, an attorney, argued a DC circuit court case at 25 and is now in the Supreme Court and appellate practice group at O’Melveny and Myers in Washington, D.C. She is also a member of the Simon’s Rock board of overseers. Farrow, 23, graduated from Yale Law School at age 16. He is currently studying at Oxford as a Rhodes Scholar, and previously served as a special advisor to Hillary Clinton on youth affairs. Rosen is an award-winning and widely collected fine art and commercial photographer and videographer.

Peter Laipson, Provost and Vice President of Bard College at Simon’s Rock said, in recognizing these young alumni, “It is a great honor for these four alums to be singled out for their achievements and their potential. It is also a great honor for Simon’s Rock to be so disproportionately represented on a list of people who, according to Forbes, ‘represented the entrepreneurial, creative and intellectual best of their generation.’”


About Bard College at Simon’s Rock

Bard College at Simon’s Rock ( has been a leader in educational innovation for more than 40 years. The first early college, Simon’s Rock is the only residential college in the country specifically designed to let bright, highly motivated students start college immediately after the 10th or 11th grade. Students who successfully complete the requirements receive the Associate in Arts (A.A.) degree after two years of study and the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) degree after four.