Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL


Master of Science in Journalism (National Honor Society)

Medill School of Journalism, Northwestern University in Qatar, Doha, Qatar


Bachelor of Science in Journalism (with Honors), four times Dean’s List Award Recipient


The Associated Press Global Intern, Bangkok, Thailand

06/2015 – Present

  • Research and report on spot news and enterprise stories in all formats (video, photo and text) for the wire service’s Bangkok Bureau
  • Gather user generated content for breaking news stories on Twitter, Weibo, etc.

Social Justice News Nexus Student Fellow, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

10/2014 – Present

Medill News Service, Business Beat Reporter, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL

09/2014 – 12/2014

Al Jazeera English Channel Intern Producer, Doha, Qatar

06/2014 – 07/2014

  • Produced and edited more than forty web video packages for daily news highlight and behind the scenes at Al Jazeera for the reVIEW web show during the pre-launch period
  • Managed camera and sound setup for in-house interviews and edited video on Final Cut Pro

The Boston Globe Web Intern, Boston, MA

02/2014 – 04/2014

  • Produced news and feature content maintaining an average of 4,000 active viewers at any given time
  • Created content for interactive graphics and coordinated between web, editorial and graphics teams
  • Managed social media; engaged audience and curated comments for homepage during the Boston Marathon

Northwestern University in Qatar Faculty Reporting Grant Reporting Assistant , Accra, Ghana

05/2013 – 09/2013

  • Covered urban development stories in Accra’s slums for an interactive documentary project
  • Served as camera operator for video and photo and prepared technical setup before every shoot

Doha News Intern Reporter/Photographer, Doha, Qatar

05/2013 – 12/2013

  • Reported on local news (legislation, agriculture, tourism) for the most popular news website in Doha
  • Improved the site’s impact by a few thousand counts of engagement on major social media platforms per post

United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP18) Photographer, Doha, Qatar

10/2012 – 12/2012


Qadr, Doha, Qatar

01/2014 – 03/2014

Honorable Mention, Best Editing and Cinematography at L.A. New Wave International Film Festival

Directed and produced a short documentary film, shot on mobile devices, about marriage taboos in Qatar

Medill Reporting Grant, Lhasa, Tibet

07/2013 – 01/2014

Documentary Film “Thangka Memories”: Directed and produced a documentary on commercialization of traditional Tibetan religious art in Lhasa

Reporting on the Election, Washington D.C.

05/2012 – 07/2012

In-depth reporting, “Arab Amreeka 2012”, Regional 1st Place at Mark of Excellence Award, SPJ

Covered Arab American voters and political action committees in D.C. area before the election for a class


Technical: DSLR photography, electronic news-gathering (ENG) workflow, AP ENPS, Premiere, Final Cut Pro, web content management systems, Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Illustrator, Photoshop, data visualization using HTML5, CSS, JavaScript and JQuery

Languages: Mandarin (native), German and Arabic (elementary)

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