Alex Leo

Alex Leo

Technologist and Writer
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Alex Leo (@AlexMLeo) is a writer and technologist living in NYC. She has served as the head of audience development for Yahoo, the head of product for Newsweek and Reuters.com, a senior editor at The Huffington Post and an associate producer at ABC News. She was named one of Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2012, Mogul’s 35 Under 35 in 2014 and chosen by NBC New York as one of the top twenty people to follow on Twitter. She has written for The Guardian, The Atlantic Wire, Elle, Jezebel, Reuters, and more, as well as the play “Love, Loss and What I Wore.”

 She regularly speaks at Columbia’s publishing course, NYU’s journalism school and is a scholar at the Aspen Institute. Leo graduated from Wesleyan University in 2004 with a BA in English. She studied Vietnamese language and history at Vietnam National University – Ho Chi Minh City and Irish literature and history at the National University of Ireland at Galway. 

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