Tony Shu

2019 Cheng Fellow

Tony Shu graduated from Harvard College in 2021 where he studied a special concentration in Urban Studies. He has been named to the Forbes 30 Under 30 list, received an OZY Genius Award, and been recognized as one of the Ten Outstanding Young Leaders by the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce. Tony is the Co-Founder of Breaktime, a non-profit social enterprise working to end young adult homelessness through purposeful transitional employment. Breaktime operates Boston’s first transitional employment program specifically for young adults experiencing homelessness. At Harvard, Tony was also a Roberts Family Technology Innovation Fellow, served as President of the Harvard College Real Estate Club, and danced with the Expressions Dance Company. He is passionate about meditation, housing, and urban innovation.