I'm an independent journalist based in Beijing, China following stints in Istanbul, Beirut, and Kuala Lumpur covering stories of Syria's diaspora. My work across mediums focuses on the aftermath of conflict and the human side of geopolitics in the Middle East and East Asia.

My reporting has been published by Foreign Policy, The Economist, Slate, Vox, Foreign Affairs, Politico, CNN, NPR, Al Jazeera, NBC, and PRI, among others. I'm a grantee of the International Women's Media Foundation for my project on China's two-child policy and a stringer for Getty Images.

For me, journalism is an intellectual exercise, a sociological tool, and a constantly evolving lesson in human interaction. The connection it facilitates is something beautiful. It's also heavy. It's my way to engage in that complexity with the people I interview and photograph. I'll continue doing this work to understand the nuances around me.

Recognition and training:


Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting - Grantee 

Overseas Press Club of America - Grantee 


Dart Center Reporting Safely in Crisis Zones at Columbia Journalism School- Participant

IWMF Reporting Grants for Women's Stories - Grantee


Coalition for Women in Journalism - Mentee


Yunghi Kim Grant

Prix de le Photographie, Paris (PX3) - Silver Feature Story

FotoDocument Marilyn Stafford PhotoReportage Awards - Shortlist Finalist


University of Texas Austin, Plan II Honors and International Relations (2017); Hindi Urdu Flagship

Tsinghua University, Journalism (2020)


The Daily Star Lebanon

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