Oberlin College


  • Former editor-in-chief of Oberlin College's student culture magazine, publishing everything from news and investigative journalism to music reviews and opinion pieces.
  • 4+ years experience in public radio journalism as an assistant producer at Boston's NPR station, WBUR, and Vermont Public Radio.
  • Writer for Forbes' 30-Under-30 list, an annual encyclopedia of creative disruption featuring 600 young stars in 20 different industries.


Jacob Berstein is a contributor at Investopedia who covers a wide range of topics from trade wars to pharmaceuticals. He grew up in Boston and left the coastal life for a small liberal arts college in the middle of Ohio. At Oberlin College, Jake received his BA in politics, communications, and studio art but spent most of his time working as editor-in-chief of Oberlin's student culture magazine.

Outside of school, Jake has learned from some of the best in audio-journalism while working for WBUR, Boston's public radio station, and Vermont Public Radio and even developed his own podcast, exploring the political and social intricacies of life in a small Midwestern town with a liberal college in its center. When he's not writing insights on global politics or company analyses, Jake can be found on the street interviewing people and taking photos.


Jacob received a Bachelor of Arts in politics, communications, and studio art from Oberlin College. 

Quote from Jacob Berstein

"I think of what I do here as keeping people updated. There is a lot going on in the world today that affects finance and trade, and I love breaking down these often complex issues into palatable portions."