About Me

Greetings! Thanks for checking out my portfolio site.

Recently, I started up as a digital editor at Open Society Foundations in New York City, doing content strategy for the global philanthropy network.

Previously, as a Brooklyn-based editor, journalist, and analyst, I was working on some freelance projects. A frequent contributor to HuffPost, I wrote about national politics, foreign policy, immigration, and economics. I also launched a podcast, Air Brooklyn, covering a range of issues. Check it out on iTunes or Soundcloud.

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.

I’m co-founder of the Samaritan Cookbook, a food project to bridge Middle East divisions — part of the One Semitistan venture spanning culture, music, and heritage.

From the launch of 24-hour U.S. cable news channel Al Jazeera America in mid-2013 through its finale in 2016, I worked as a Planning Editor in NYC. I edited online news features, commissioned articles, curated special topic sections, managed the newsletter, and produced multimedia infographics, in addition to coordinating coverage between the broadcast and website. My own focus ranged from global geopolitics and national security reporting to macroeconomic 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.

Before joining Al Jazeera, I was a web journalist at Worldfocus, a week-nightly WNET international news program. The PBS-syndicated show aired enterprise stories from around the world, discussed key issues with experts, and aggregated clips from TV channels across the globe.

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, and travel. See the videos I made on language-learning and favorite foods in the #PolyglotOrNot series. 

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