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Storyteller at Harvard

Adam Zewe poses for a professional headshot, wearing a shirt and tie in a formal office setting

Adam Zewe ’07 has always been a storyteller. When his elementary school didn’t have a school newspaper, he started his own — printing copies from his parents’ computer to hand out in class. So, it was no surprise when he joined The Spartan, York College’s student newspaper, as a first-year student. By the time he was a junior, he was Editor-in-Chief of the paper. Zewe majored in Economics and Finance, but continued to pursue journalism outside the classroom. 

Competing in a writing and speaking competition had won him a full-tuition scholarship. Attending YCP was a no-brainer. “I graduated from college debt-free,” he says. Unlike many of his friends, he didn’t have to move back in with his parents or compromise on his dream. “I feel so fortunate I didn’t have to deal with any of that,” he says. “I got started on my career right away.” 

After graduating, he worked as a reporter at Hockessin Community News in Delaware for five years. Unfortunately, the family paper was bought out, and Zewe decided to leave journalism behind — but he didn’t abandon storytelling. He moved into communication, and then worked at Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences. His passion for storytelling had led him into what he calls his “dream job.” 

He’s still telling the stories he thinks are important, still digging deep into topics and exploring new ideas. And because there’s so much going on at Harvard, he never gets bored. “I learn something new every day, whether I want to or not,” he says. He’s worked at Harvard for four years now, and he’s never been happier. 

“Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has something interesting to tell and teach you,” he says. “I’m living the dream.” 

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