V. Judah Khaykin is a writer, educator, activist, speaker and consultant. He has advised leading social media and tech companies on addressing hate and extremism on their platforms, advocated with lawmakers and foreign dignitaries on matters of civil rights, hate crimes and radicalization and provided strategic messaging solutions for government, business and nonprofit organizations. He has been published and quoted in the New York Times, Haaretz, the Jewish Daily Forward, J. Weekly, Times of Israel and others.
Born to a Jewish family in the Soviet Union, he and his family fled as political refugees eventually making their way to San Francisco, which has become home. His early life experiences as a second class citizen in the land of his birth, as a stateless refugee, and later as an immigrant religious minority cultivated a strong sense of solidarity with all oppressed and marginalized peoples. He holds a degree in Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz as well as graduate degrees in Non-Profit Leadership and Near Eastern & Judaic Studies from Brandeis University.