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Young-Saver named to Forbes 30 Under 30 2024

Data science alum recognized for student-inspired statistics curriculum

Dashiell Young-Saver

Dashiell Young-Saver, S.M. '21

Dashiell Young-Saver, S.M. '21, has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 List for 2024. Young-Saver, who studied data science at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), was recognized in the Education category for Skew The Script, a non-profit organization offering mathematics lessons designed around the interests of high school students.

Young-Saver devised Skew The Script in 2020 through conversations with students at  the high school in San Antonio where he teaches AP Statistics. Realizing his students weren’t connecting with the problems in their textbook, he refocused his lessons around real-world topics they suggested, such as gerrymandering, food deserts, online dating, and sports.

When the new lessons resulted in a much higher success rate on the AP Statistics exam, Young-Saver started expanding them to its current form: a free online program used by 20,000 teachers and 400,000 students around the country. Along with statistics lessons, Skew The Script has expanded to algebra as well.

Young-Saver continues a long line of SEAS alumni named to Forbes 30 Under 30 lists. Most recently, Pelkins Ajanoh, M.S./M.B.A. '22, was named to the 2023 Social Impact list, while Pulkit Agrawal, S.B. '15, was named to the 2023 Food & Drink list.

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