Steven Olikara receives Forward Under 40 Award

Alum Steven Olikara ’12, who helped found the UW–Madison Office of Sustainability and served as its first student leader, is a recipient of a Forward Under 40 Award from the Wisconsin Alumni Association.

Olikara is a founder and chief executive of the Millennial Action Project, which organizes bipartisan caucuses of elected officials under the age of 40. Founded in 2013, the nonprofit is fostering cooperation among representatives of city councils, legislatures in 15 states, and the U.S. Congress.
“My path into public service was unconventional, and the UW left a permanent mark,” Olikara says. “The university helped me discover my own life calling in public service and sharpened my skills to be a successful political entrepreneur.”
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