She wowed the world with her poetry at President Joe Biden’s inauguration. But we first introduced you to Amanda Gorman back in 2017 — when she was just 19 and an OZY Genius Award winner. Read on for our original story.
Every year, OZY gives ten college students the opportunity to pursue their outstanding ideas and envisioned innovations with grants of up to $10,000. The OZY Genius Awards aims to support and celebrate the next Albert Einstein, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey or Wendy Kopp, as they write groundbreaking books, film thought-provoking documentaries, launch tomorrow’s industry-disrupting companies, or create the next game-changing social movements. Meet one of our 2017 recipients, Amanda Gorman.