I'm an independent journalist currently based in Pakistan after two years covering China. My work across mediums focuses on the aftermath of conflict and the human side of geopolitics in 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 stringer for Getty Images and a grantee of the International Women's Media Foundation and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

As a college student and new graduate, I followed stories of the Syrian diaspora from Turkey to Lebanon and Malaysia. While based in Beijing,  I covered the early days of the coronavirus outbreak, the Hong Kong protest movement, and the aftereffects of China's one-child policy.

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 on 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

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

Yunghi Kim Grant 

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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