Anya Kamenetz

Anya Kamenetz is a writer at Fast Company Magazine and the author of several books and book chapters about the future of education. In 2011, Learning, Freedom and the Web ( and The Edupunks’ Guide ( were published as free ebooks by the Mozilla and Gates Foundation respectively. Generation Debt (Riverhead, 2006), dealt with youth economics and politics; DIY U: Edupunks, Edupreneurs, and the Coming Transformation of Higher Education, (Chelsea Green, 2010) investigated innovations to address the crises in cost, access, and quality in higher education. She was named a 2010 Game Changer in Education by the Huffington Post, received 2009 and 2010 National Awards for Education Reporting from the Education Writers Association, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing by the Village Voice in 2005. With a growing awareness that we’re living in a time of profound change, I feel blessed to be engaged in this work of envisioning the future, connecting with others who are excited about change, and telling stories about the possibilities. I speak across the country, I blog at, the Huffington Post, and, and–I Tweet, yes I do, @Anya1anya. I live in Brooklyn with my husband and daughter.

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