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I’m a Brooklyn-based editor, journalist, and analyst currently working on a couple freelance projects. As a frequent contributor to The Huffington Post, I write about national politics, foreign policy, immigration, economics, and culture.
Through November’s presidential election, I directed a social media marketing campaign and voter documentary initiative that was covered by CNN, Reuters, NPR, and the New York Times.
In addition, I’m one of the founders of the Good Samaritan Cookbook, a project using food to bridge divisions in the Middle East.
When the 24-hour U.S. cable news channel Al Jazeera America launched in mid-2013 through its end in April 2016, I worked as a Digital Planning Editor in New York City. I edited online news features, commissioned articles, curated special topic sections, and produced multimedia maps/timelines/infographics, in addition to coordinating coverage between the broadcast and website. My own focus ranged from global geopolitics and national security reporting to economic explainers.
As an Online Producer at Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar, from 2010 to 2013, I did multimedia reporting for the international news website. My work involved writing copy on the news desk, building aggregated coverage pages, co-managing our video platform, producing data interactives, creating slideshows, generating maps, liaising on innovative digital projects and minimizing the editorial-technical gap.
I received a master’s degree in New Media from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism in 2009. My coursework focused on internet reporting, interactive storytelling, video editing, and Flash design. I also studied photography skills, radio production, feature writing and media in China.
In 2007, I produced a report on the caste system as a Fulbright scholar at the Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India. My research looked at socioeconomic mobility in the country’s biggest megalopolis.
I have also worked as an intern reporter at Haaretz and the Baltimore Sun. I received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics (PPE) from the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in French. During my free time, I enjoy cities, geography, languages, music, and travel.