About Amit Paley

Amit Paley worked at The Washington Post covering several high-profile beats, including as a foreign correspondent based in Iraq, where his work was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, and a financial investigative journalist. He graduated magna cum laude from Harvard College, where he was president of The Harvard Crimson. While studying for his MBA at Columbia Business School, Amit Paley held the role of Honor Board Chair.  He was also a Knight-Bagehot Fellow at Columbia Journalism School while getting his Master’s degree.

Today, Amit Paley is a sought-after expert on: mental health, entrepreneurship, young people, and LGBTQ issues. His works have been featured in The New York Times, USA Today, ABC, NBC, CBS, NPR, CNN, Fortune, and various other media outlets. Amit Paley has served on the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline Steering Committee, the Executive Committee of the National Action Alliance for Suicide Prevention and the Board of the Center for Public Integrity. As Chair of the Graduate Council of The Harvard Crimson, Paley has overseen the organization’s financial aid program for over a decade. Amit Paley also taught as an adjunct professor at City University of New York and is a World Economic Forum Young Global Leader and GLG Social Impact Fellow. Amit has been included in the 40 Under 40 lists for Fortune and Crain’s, OUT Magazine’s OUT100, NBC’s #Pride 50, and the Logo 30.