After 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 freelance articles, curated special topic sections, wrote original explainer pieces, and produced multimedia maps/timelines/infographics, in addition to coordinating coverage between the broadcast and website. My focus ranged from global geopolitics and national security reporting to economic and cultural material.
As an Online Producer at Al Jazeera English in Doha, Qatar, from 2010 to 2013, I specialized in 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 bridging the editorial-technical gap.
Before joining Al Jazeera, I did similar web journalism at Worldfocus, then a week-nightly WNET international news program in NYC. The PBS-syndicated show aggregated clips from TV channels around 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, Flash design, photography skills, radio production, feature writing and media in China.
In 2007, I studied 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 metropolis.
I have also worked as an intern reporter at Haaretz.com and the Baltimore Sun. Originally from Baltimore, Maryland, 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, culture, geography, languages, music, and travel.