ILA alumna named in 2018 Class of 40 Under Forty

Year after year, Emory graduates some of the most impactful young leaders in a broad range of industries. They forge partnerships, solve problems, blaze trails, and serve their communities wherever they may be. Emory’s Office of Alumni Engagement 40 Under Forty awards program annually spotlights selected alumni across a variety of vocations for having made a significant impact in business, research, leadership, public service and/or philanthropic endeavors.

Our 2018 winners were selected from hundreds of nominees, representing the very best in achievement and service across the diverse and influential Emory alumni community.

Laura Asherman

DOCUMENTARIAN, TRAVEL FILMMAKER, AND FOUNDER OF FORAGE FILMS, A DOCUMENTARY-STYLE VIDEO PRODUCTION COMPANY

Laura AshermanBetween making documentary-style videos for non-profits and social entrepreneurs, Laura Asherman 10Ox 12C shoots videos for Atlanta’s Art on the BeltLine initiative. Always a collector of stories, Asherman got her start in elementary school with a home video camera, and recently finished Power Lines, a short film about the expansion of a nuclear power plant in middle Georgia. When she is not engaged in telling a story, Asherman is sculpting “silly and grotesque creatures with bulging eyes and exploding brains” and perfecting her secret talent of an “incredibly realistic chimpanzee sound, which is useful for pranking friends in the woods.”