M.J., Graduate School of Journalism, University of California at Berkeley; B.S., Journalism, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale. Editor, Gateway Journalism Review. Former staff writer (1995-2009), The Washington Post and current Op-Ed contributor. Grant recipient, Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting (2017 and 2020). Founder of two independent student newspapers in the Middle East, AUIS Voice in Iraq and Al Mir'ah in Oman. U.S. Fulbright Scholar, 2010-2011, Oman. Author of Tell Them I Didn't Cry: A young journalist's story of joy, loss and survival in Iraq (Scribner 2006). Director and Executive Producer of two documentaries, Don't Forget Me (2018) and Morocco, Morocco (2022), featured on PBS.
Digital Storytelling, Photojournalism, International Reporting, Conflict Reporting, News Reporting
B.S., Journalism Southern Illinois University 1992
M.S., Journalism University of California at Berkeley, Graduate School of Journalism 1995