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Jacob Lewis

Co-founder of Figment.com, a mobile publishing site for young adult readers

Jacob Lewis

Jacob visits with students at Amherst in Summer 2011

A sample of what our students had to say after their visit with Jacob:

  • "Jacob Lewis was a great guest speaker. I really enjoyed his engaging peer to peer style discussion."
  • "It was interesting to learn how Jacob Lewis became who he is now."

After receiving his degree in English from the University of California – Santa Cruz, Jacob Lewis entered the publishing field where he served for 12 years as the managing editor of The New Yorker magazine. After serving as the managing editor of the Conde Nast Portfolio, Jacob and New Yorker staff writer, Dana Goodyear co-founded Figment, an online community for teens and young-adults to create, discover, and share new reading and writing. This free site features excerpts of new books, interviews with authors, contests, conversations, and more.

For more information about Jacob Lewis visit his website.

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