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.
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.
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.
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