Since its inception, our “Top 20 Under 40” issue has become one of the city’s most anticipated releases, profiling up-and-comers and emerging professionals in a variety of industries, all of which have one common trait: Despite their success, they’ve managed to remain humble, constantly evolving their craft and giving back to the community in whatever way they can. In this edition, we welcome 20 more to the club — bringing the all-time tally to 180! Next year will mark the milestone 10th Anniversary of the feature, and we’re already keeping an eye out for potential candidates deserving of the title. Speaking of big accomplishments, our Editor-At-Large, Francesca Cruz, recently returned from her final stop on an epic 2-year journey that took her through all the New 7 Wonders Of The World, a feat she shares in her “Wandering Through Wonders” feature in our Passport section. Closer to home, we give you an exclusive look at the jaw-dropping Frost Museum of Science at Museum Park, an out-of-this-world facility that houses, among many other things, a massive 3-level, 500,000-gallon aquarium and a state-of-the-art 250-seat, 16-million-color 8K projection with a vast dome screen that will take visitors on dazzling visual joyrides to outer space and beyond. As we look toward the future of the city, with the sea of construction cranes dotting the skyline serving as a daily reminder of our ongoing evolution, I can’t help but imagine the possibilities. There’s a reason why the world refers to us as “The Magic City” — in fact, the nickname’s origins can be traced back to when snowbirds visiting during the winter months remarked that Miami grows so rapidly from one year to the next that the only explanation for the swift evolution was “magic.”
As we all experienced the most unprecedented year in modern history, the resilient young professionals you’re about to meet withstood all the challenges that came with the pandemic, and stepped up to the plate like never before to hit the professional homeruns of their lives while inspiring the next generation to dream big and reach for the stars.
Around the world, Jackson Health System is known for saving lives. At the new, state-of-the-art Christine E. Lynn Rehabilitation Center for The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at UHealth/Jackson Memorial, they go even further: They give patients their lives back.