Jay Dixit studied psychology at Yale University, where he graduated cum laude with distinction in the major. His senior thesis was published in The Journal of Social Issues, and his undergraduate magazine articles are still taught in Yale's journalism classes.
Jay got his start as a writer covering college life for Rolling Stone, then went on to cover comedy for The New York Times before pursuing a reporting specialty in science and technology. As a science journalist, Jay writes for The New York Times, The Washington Post, Wired, and Slate, and his work appears in the anthology The Best of Technology Writing.
Most recently, Jay served as Senior Editor at Psychology Today, where he covered personality, happiness, love and relationships, attraction and sex, celebrity, self-presentation, and procrastination, writing and editing many of the magazines highest-selling cover stories.
As an interviewer, Jay has spoken to Tim Roth, Tony Robbins, Willem Dafoe, Valerie Plame, Deborah Tannen, Mary Higgins Clark, Spike Lee, and many others. Jay also conducted George Carlin's last interview, which Carlin called the most comprehensive interview he'd ever done.
In his spare time, Jay designs Web sites and tells stories live on stage. He's the winner of The Moth, a New York-based storytelling competition, and his story "Distance" appears on The Moth Radio Hour.
Jay also teaches creative writing classes through the New York Writers Intensive. Hes currently working on his first book, Love vs. Brain.