In the Spotlight: Meghan Jacobi ’07
Meghan Jacobi ’07, a corporate communication major with dual minors in biology and psychology, is employed by PubMatic as Director of OTT (over-the-top) Publisher Development, which refers to technology that delivers streamed content on the internet. “Being part of the advertising technology industry has been very exciting,” says Jacobi.
Why did you choose to attend Lycoming College?
I chose to attend Lycoming because it felt like I was at home. Being able to obtain a diverse, liberal arts education with some of the most prolific professors in biology, psychology, and corporate communication was important to me. Swimming for Lycoming was also a factor in my decision.
What is one of your favorite memories, classes, professors, or activities while attending Lycoming College as a student?
One of my favorite memories was during my last race senior year at the MAC Championships. Never making it to FINALS in the past, I qualified for the FINALS in the 200 Women's Butterfly. I came in 13th place, which was a big accomplishment as I never thought I'd ever qualify for the finals! My coach, Jerry Hammaker, teammates, and family were cheering so hard for me, and I cried when I saw that I achieved my personal best time.
How has your education at Lycoming College influenced or helped you in your life and career?
My education at Lycoming helped prepare me immensely for my career path in advertising technology. My corporate communication classes laid the foundation for proper business acumen along with helping to nourish my presentation skills. Additionally, having a diverse education with classes in religion, biology, and psychology opened up my curiosity to travel more — I've been to more than 15 countries and counting since graduation!
What are one or two of your proudest professional or personal accomplishments that occurred after graduating from Lycoming College in which your education played a role?
Being part of the advertising technology industry has been very exciting. I was part of a few acquisitions (i.e., Nexage to Millennial Media to AOL/Verizon), going public with my current company, PubMatic.
Furthermore, I was the co-captain of the 2016 AOL/Verizon Marathon team and helped to raise over $150K for the American Cancer Society. I ran a personal record for the marathon, beating my previous course record by 40 minutes with last-minute cheers from former alumnae and swim team friend, Jessica (Gough) Hartman ’07!
How do you give back or engage with Lycoming College?
I've try to attend as many local happy hours or other gatherings near NYC. Additionally, I've always hyped up Lycoming when chatting with friends. In fact, I met a 2021 alumnus on the basketball team at a local Hoboken yoga studio. It was really cool to meet someone who went to the same college and hear about his experience.
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