who we are

StudyBreak Media is an Imagine Easy Solution.  We began as a tiny company with big ideas.  Today we’re a team of dedicated ad tech enthusiasts working to maximize every single one of the 5 billion+ impressions we serve each year.

Recognized for excellence in yield optimization, we’ve worked with brands like Google, Microsoft, Chegg, Air Force and NetFlix while helping power brand safe websites and education tools for hundreds of millions of students.

Located in the heart of New York City, the StudyBreak Media team values creativity, transparency, advancing technology and the trust of our associates.  We aim to maximize revenue for our partners, and at the same time making students’ lives easier on our properties.

Sanjay Narayanan

Summer Intern

Sanjay is a student from Carnegie Mellon University interning at StudyBreak Media with primary interests in human computer interaction (HCI) and business.

Emry Downinghall

Director of Advertising

With over seven years experience in digital advertising and yield optimization, Emry serves as the director of StudyBreak Media and a founding member of the team. Before StudyBreak Media, Emry was an original member of EasyBib.com. He graduated from Temple University (Go Owls!), lives in Brooklyn Heights and has a mysterious passion for R&B.

Kris Dzenis

Senior Digital Account Executive

Following her graduation from Loyola University Maryland, Kris joined the StudyBreak Media team and entered the fascinating world of digital advertising. Kris is the team’s lead motivator, her favorite quote being “We’re a team, guys.”

Samuel Youn

Digital Account Executive

Prior to joining the StudyBreak Media team, Samuel worked several years in sales and business development in the tech industry. Samuel graduated from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and calls Washington D.C. his hometown.

Emily Cummings

Digital Account Executive

Prior to moving to Brooklyn, Emily earned a Bachelor of Science in Professional Writing from Champlain College of Burlington, VT. Originally from Southeastern Pennsylvania before living in Vermont, Emily is happy to have made her home New York and to have joined the StudyBreak Media family.

Jon Crowell


Jon builds tools in Python to assist the StudyBreak Media team. He graduated from Woodstock School, Uttarkhand, India and is an ex-Java developer. He enjoys yoga and the music of Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan.


Consider yourself smart? Interesting? A strange attraction to digital ads?  Send your contact info our way if interested in StudyBreak Media.

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