journalist + filmmaker

Resume

Resume

EXPERIENCE

Editor at For Covered Girls (June ’18 – Present)
·      Edited this docu-series that tells the stories of hijabi women in the U.S.

Producer & Researcher at Capital K Pictures (Oct ’17 – Present)
·      Researched and developed storylines & characters, coordinated shoots, conducted on-camera interviews and occasionally shot for An Act of Worship

Live Show Producer at Radio Ambulante (Oct ’17 – Present)
·      Produced live show visual elements, assembled master keynote and worked with radio producers to optimize their stories for each show

Guest Instructor at Columbia Journalism School (Spring ’18 )
·      Occasional guest instructor for Telling Stories in Sound, a long-form audio class

Teaching Assistant at Union Docs Center for Documentary Art – Jan ’18
·      Served as teaching assistant for the Investigative Documentary Workshop at Union Docs

Director, Producer, Cinematographer, and Editor of LifeHouse (Jan ’17 - Dec ’17)
·      LifeHouse is a short investigative documentary that follows a group of pro-life activists who work for an anti-abortion crisis pregnancy center in NYC and uncovers their practices

Creator and Producer of Memory Foam (Aug ’15 - Sept ’16)
·      Created show, conducted interviews and produced full episodes

Writer for SGR GLDR (Jan ’14 - May ’14)
·      Covered albums & live shows for SGR GLDR, a digital magazine focused on European music

EDUCATION

Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (Class of 2017)
·      Documentary concentration

Bachelor of Science from University of Wisconsin - Madison (Class of 2013)
·      English literature and Communication Arts (Radio, Film & TV emphasis)  

SKILLS
 

Audio Production: Extensive experience with recording (both on-location and in studio for radio and film) and editing.

Audio Software: Hindenburg, Audition, Audacity

Video Production: Extensive experience with Canon, Sony and 360 video cameras. Skilled researcher, developer, coordinator, producer, and editor. 

Video Software: ShotPut Pro,Premiere, After Effects, Final Cut Pro

Photo/Design: PhotoShop, InDesign, Illustrator

Investigative: PACER, EDGAR, FOIA & FOIL

Web: WordPress, Squarespace, Medium

Languages: Arabic (fluent), Spanish (limited)