Anya Kamenetz

Journalist, Fast Company and Author, DIY U

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 the feature series and column Generation Debt (Riverhead Books, 2006) which became a book in 2006.
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.

As a national figure representing youth, 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.She blogs at, the Huffington Post, and and Twitters at Anya1anya. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband & cat.