Speaker

Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz
Anya Kamenetz covers technology, design, sustainability and social entrepreneurship as a staff writer for Fast Company magazine. In 2005, when she was 24, the Village Voice nominated her for a Pulitzer Prize for her contributions to the feature series Generation Debt, which became a book in 2006.

As a national figure representing her generation, she’s appeared in documentary films, on media outlets including CNN, the New York Times, and NPR, been featured as a “Yahoo Finance Expert,” submitted testimony to Congressional committees and state legislatures, and speaks regularly on campuses and elsewhere across the country. Her new book, DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, is about how technology and increased individual choice can tackle the crises of cost, quality and access in higher ed. She blogs at Fastcompany.com, The Huffington Post, and The Narrow Bridge. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband.