|University of California, Berkeley, B.S. in Neuroscience|
|The University of California at San Diego, MD|
Miles Beckett is the Cofounder and CEO of the social entertainment company, EQAL, and is the co-creator and Executive Producer of the web series lonelygirl15 and KateModern. After graduating from medical school and entering a plastic surgery residency, Miles came up with the idea of posting a serialized drama on the internet and along with Mesh Flinders and Greg Goodfried, created lonelygirl15 in the summer of 2006. Miles and Greg followed this success by launching KateModern in the summer of 2007 and forming EQAL to build communities around entertainment and consumer brands. lonelygirl15 and KateModern became pop culture phenomena, and are the most popular online interactive shows, collectively receiving over 400 million views to date.
Miles holds a B.S. in Neuroscience from the University of California at Berkley and an M.D. from the University of California at San Diego. He completed an internship year in the Integrated Plastic Surgery residency program at Loma Linda University Medical Center and one year of tissue engineering research at the National Institute of Health as a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Scholar. He was the founder and co-editor of “The Pulse,” a UCSD Medical School newsletter and “The Inhuman Condition,” a UCSD Medical School underground comedy newsletter as well as the Design Editor and staff writer for “The Heuristic Squelch,” the UC Berkeley humor magazine. Prior to forming EQAL, Miles was the Founder and CEO of SHOUTBOY, a comedy video podcast website and the Writer/Director of the political spoof, “West Wingers.”
As an expert on the convergence of entertainment and technology and online video, Miles has been a speaker on panels throughout Europe, Australia and across the US and Canada, and was a co-host (with Greg Goodfried) of Mixed Media, a live streaming web show on NowLive.