Jamie Beckenstein is a graduate of Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. His self-designed interdisciplinary major combined Media Studies, Performance Studies, and Sexuality Studies. His Division III (thesis) project was an interview-based documentary theater piece about if and how people learn about sex from television. He has led multiple storytelling and community-based classes, projects, and workshops for people of all ages. Prior to working at INCITE, he taught at North Star, a self-directed learning center.