Experience

Freelance Journalist                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Jan. 2016 – present

Reported on asylum-seekers denied parole in detention for WNYC. Wrote feature on Yemenis stranded by President Donald Trump’s travel bans for The Intercept. Produced video on Yemeni-American female activist for Al Jazeera English that was viewed on Facebook 87,000 times. Reported investigative piece on landlords threatening undocumented tenants for New York Daily News. Create multimedia work for other clients including The Local Sweden, Univision, The Arab American News, Voices of NY, and the Lo-Down NY.​

 

Editorial Intern

The Wire | independent online media outlet based in New Delhi, India                                                                                                                                          June – August 2017

Covered press conferences, protests and court hearings on deadline. Pitched and reported multimedia features on environmental protests and violence against minorities. Copyedited, aggregated and researched stories.

 

Communications Fellow                                                                                                                                                                                                                        Sep. 2014 – July 2016

International Justice Mission (IJM) | global anti-trafficking non-profit organization in Kolkata, India

Led the office’s communications department, reported breaking news and wrote features for a website publishing news from 12 countries. Designed publications and delivered public presentations on sex trafficking.  

 

Journalism Intern                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Oct. – Dec. 2013

Operation Black Vote | minority political advocacy group in London, United Kingdom

Wrote three to four stories a week on political and social issues affecting minorities, including a reported feature on legislation to criminalize caste discrimination in the UK. 

 

Reporter                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Jan. – May 2013

The Tartan | biweekly newspaper at Gordon College                                                      

Wrote and edited breaking news, features and editorials on deadline, including an obituary for a professor’s untimely death and features on student debt and lack of diversity in the college’s leadership.

 

Writing Tutor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           Oct. 2011 – May 2014

Writing Center | tutoring service in Academic Support Center at Gordon College

Edited and worked on concepts for writing assignments with fellow students. 

 

Assistant Editor                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Aug. 2011 – May 2013

The Idiom | biannual literary and arts journal at Gordon College                       

Organized content, advertising, publication and distribution of journal. Created the publication’s social media presence, pioneered an art gallery and online music archive, hired and managed staff and led weekly discussions.  

 

Education

CUNY Graduate School of Journalism | New York, New York                                                                                                                                                          Expected Dec. 2017

M.A. in Journalism with a focus in international reporting. Reporter for project “Invisible Hands” that won 2017 EPPY award for Best College/University News Feature. Reporter for NYC/45: Tracking the Trump Effect in New York project with WNYC. 

 

Gordon College | Wenham, Massachusetts                                                                                                                                                                                                                   2014 

B.A. in English Language and Literature, Creative Writing Concentration, Summa Cum Laude

 

Boston University Journalism Internship Program | London, United Kingdom                                                                                                                                            Fall 2013 

 

The Institute for Education in International Media | Jerusalem, Israel                                                                                                                                                   Summer 2013

Reported an independent project on lack of shelters and stigmas for domestic violence survivors in the West Bank. 

                              

Skills

 

Multimedia Recording: Nikon, Canon, and Marantz; Multimedia Editing: Avid ProTools and Adobe Premiere; Graphic design: Adobe InDesign and Photoshop; Website design: Wix and Wordpress; Coding: basic HTML and CSS ; Social Media: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram; Languages: Intermediate German