Each year, Forbes releases its 30 Under 30 list of “the brightest young entrepreneurs, breakout talents and change agents in 20 different sectors.” This year, two women with ties to Wilton made the list —  Taylor Feehley and Abby Elliott.

Taylor Feehley


Feehley is a 26-year-old immunology researcher and Ph.D. candidate at the University of Chicago, whose "novel way of looking at food allergies through the prism of gut bacteria” has led to “the development of potential new probiotics that, for example, will allow infants with allergies to milk to drink it safely,” according to Forbes.

A 2007 Wilton High School graduate, Feehley was one of 650 young scientists chosen to attend the 65th Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting in Lindau, Germany last year.

Feehley also received the 2015 Lefrancois-BioLegend Memorial Award from The American Association of Immunologists.

Abby Elliott


Elliott is a 28-year-old actor and comedian who "seems to be on the road to small-screen comedic success,” according to Forbes.

Raised in Wilton, Elliott is known for her roles on Saturday Night Live and How I Met Your Mother. She now stars in Bravo's first scripted series Odd Mom Out, which renewed a second season in August.

Elliott graduated from Immaculate High School in Danbury in 2005 and studied at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, according to her Facebook page. She is the daughter of actor Chris Elliott, who lived on Middlebrook Farm Road until 2003.

Click here to view the 2016 Forbes 30 Under 30 list.