Mostly trying to make journalism exciting without having to explode any watermelons.
I’m a journalist based between Baltimore and Washington. These days I’m covering Islam and Muslims, but I generally write about underrepresented communities, digital culture and innovations in tech.
My reporting and essays have been published by The Washington Post, Sojourners, Religion News Service, The Riveter, Muftah and American Journalism Review, among others. Sometimes I do social media, data viz, graphics and web design, too, so if you want you can call me a digital journalist.
I study multiplatform journalism and Middle Eastern affairs at the University of Maryland. There, I run Plex, an independent, award-winning news site highlighting diversity and activism.
I also edit the fledgling tech vertical at The Tempest, a new media venture run by minority women. (Pitch me, ladies.) And in my spare time, you’ll find me on the couch YouTubing old standup comedy specials, at my desk trying to learn Python or on the metro reading thriller novels.
Questions, comments, commissions? Email me.