Meg Jay, 20-somethings Expert, to Present Presidential Lecture

Clinical psychologist Meg Jay will speak on Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, as part of the Presidential Lecture Series at Meredith College. Her talk will be held at 7 p.m. in Jones Auditorium. This event is free and open to the public.

In The Defining Decade: Why Your Twenties Matter and How to Make the Most of Them Now, Jay elevated what it means to be a twentysomething.  She argues that the twenties are the critical period of adult development and that this group is an important part of the workforce that needs to be better understood.

Jay has 15 years of experience listening to, teaching, researching, and writing and speaking about twentysomethings. Her presentation, “Why 30 is Not the New 20,” is one of the most-watched TED talks to date.

Jay holds a doctorate in clinical psychology and gender studies from the University of California, Berkeley, and a B.A. in psychology from the University of Virginia. Her work has appeared in numerous media outlets including The New York Times, The Los Angeles Times, USA Today, Psychology Today, and on NPR.

An assistant clinical professor at the University of Virginia, Jay maintains a private practice in Charlottesville, Va.

The Presidential Lecture is presented by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina.

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