Nia Batts, 27 Director, Strategic Partnerships & Social Impact Viacom Inc.
Batts is responsible for optimizing marketing, cause marketing and corporate responsibility practices across the company while managing relationships with key partners and foundations to align market forces with positive social impact.
Major professional accomplishment: "Being included on this list. I grew up seeing my dadâ€™s name in this magazine and now we both get to see mine."
Next career goal: A successful social impact partnership that benefits the students and greater community of Detroit.
Professional lesson learned: Choosing the right partners is often the key to success.
Advice for college grads: "You donâ€™t have to plan your entire life at 22 but you do owe it to yourself to live presently and learn from the opportunities in front of you."
Major personal accomplishment: Having the privilege of meeting and working with the President and First Lady
Next personal goal: To climb Machu Picchu
Dream vacation: "Iâ€™m dying to visit the Tribewanted sustainable community at John Obey Beach in Sierre Leone. Theyâ€™re doing really incredible work there: http://www.tribewanted.com/"
Dream car: "One that flies. Theyâ€™ve been promising that for a while."
Phone: iPhone 4S
Laptop: Macbook Pro
Other tech tools: iPad "My favorite app is HootSuite. Itâ€™s vital given the rate at which we create and consume content."
Favorite beverage: â€œIâ€™m addicted to the green juice from Blossom Du Jour in Chelsea. It will change your life.â€