Middle Eastern Midwesterner based on the East Coast. Available for adventures near and far. 

As an independent journalist, I work with stills, audio, video, writing and editing. I also teach photography to a group of preteens at an after-school program through the Bronx Documentary Center as well as graduate students at New York University. Prior to living in New York City, I was a coordinator at Pictures of the Year International for two years. 

I'm interested in exploring the complexities in personal identity, the concept of "Home," the ever-shifting social and political makeup of the Middle East, gender-based issues, mental illness and the unseen aftermath of trauma. 

My work has appeared in the the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Denver Post, the Phoenix New Times and a variety of Midwestern publications, with video editing for TIME.com and VSCO. I received a masters degree in photojournalism from the University of Missouri in 2015.

IWMF Adelante Reporting Fellowship (Colombia, 2017) 

Eddie Adams Workshop XXIX (2016)

The New York Times Portfolio Review (2015)

Solo exhibit at the University of Delaware ("Intersecting Parallels: Women in Haifa", 2015)

Screening of short documentary film at Open Show in New York City ("Until Her," 2014)


For progress on projects and other musings, feel free to follow me on Twitter or ride along through Instagram

Thanks to Julia Sumpter for the photo (featuring my dog Professor).