Our panel of millennials worked with TIME editors to select young digital moguls, health pioneers and teachers from around the globe for our 30 Under 30 World Changers series. To see the full list, click here.
Adam Braun is the Founder of Pencils of Promise, an award-winning nonprofit that increases access to quality education for children in poverty around the world. Since founding the organization with just $25 in 2008, PoP has opened more than 150 schools across Africa, Asia and Latin America and has been recognized at the United Nations, Clinton Global Initiative and World Economic Forum. Braun’s forthcoming book, The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change will be released in March 2014.
Sarah Kunst is one of the only black female tech venture capitalists in America. For the past two years she’s also been a human bridge between the oft at odds tech hubs of NYC and the Bay Area. Working first for a YC and SV Angel backed startup and now investing for a venture fund based in SF while living in NYC, she brings investors and engineers together on both coasts. She brokers introductions and meetings between west and east coast funds and entrepreneurs, pens a column for the New York Observer’s Betabeat tech blog, advises early stage startups and is an active supporter of Venture for America. She also is one of the few young investors getting deals done; her first meeting lead to her fund investing in Randi Zuckerberg’s startup Dot Complicated. As the debate rages on about diversity, gender and inclusion in the tech world, Sarah is one shining example of what the future of funding looks like.
Callie Schweitzer is the Director of Digital Innovation at TIME Magazine. She is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Mashable, The Huffington Post, People magazine, The Daily Muse, L.A.’s Neon Tommy and more. She was named to Forbes’ 30 Under 30 in Media in December 2012. TIME magazine named her Twitter feed one of the world’s best in 2013. Business Insider named her one of the 30 Most Important Women in Tech Under 30 in 2013.
She was previously the Director of Marketing and Communications at Vox Media, overseeing the branding, marketing, and audience growth for sports site SB Nation, tech/culture site The Verge , and gaming site Polygon. Prior to that, she was the Deputy Publisher of Talking Points Memo, overseeing the business, publishing and tech side of the company. She joined Talking Points Memo as the assistant to the publisher in June 2011 and was promoted to Deputy Publisher in January 2012. She was also responsible for project and digital product management of mobile, tablet, video and content partnerships, and increasing and maintaining audience growth.