Mentor Session: Jennifer 8 Lee
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Jenny is the cofounder of a literary studio called Plympton, which focuses on publishing serialized fiction for digital reading. In addition she is working on a book on the struggle to be emotionally present in a hyperconnected age called "Left to My Own Devices" for Simon & Schuster.
She was a reporter for The New York Times for nine years, and has been a commentator for NPR on Marketplace. She's also been a lead judge for the Knight News Challenge, a $25 million initiative to support news innovation, and was a producer in News Foo camp. She is also on the boards of The Asian American Writers’ Workshop, the Center for Public Integrity, the Nieman Foundation, and the Robert F. Kennedy Courage in Journalism awards, and is a member of the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Committee. Plus I am a board member of the Institute on Higher Awesome Studies, which supports the Awesome Foundation. Related to that, I am a producer on the documentary, The Search for General Tso with Ian Cheney, the director of King Corn.
She majored in applied math and economics at Harvard University and then went to Beijing University for a year on fellowship and studied international relations.