Kurdish politics. A Chinese soccer tournament. An Arabic music program in Philadelphia.
Different topics in different places, but with one thing in common: they were all the basis for a great story.
I’ve always believed in the power of a great story – told well, a story can open up the world and make it bigger and brighter and better.
I am a writer, editor, and communications consultant based in sunny Las Vegas, Nev. Every day, I get to meet diverse people and learn new things as a contributor to publications including Muftah, Broad Street Review, Desert Companion (NPR affiliate), and The Riveter. Prior to pursuing a freelance career, I worked as a web journalist for Gulf News, the largest English-language newspaper in the United Arab Emirates.
I am also proud to be the Managing Editor of The Tempest, the leading media company by diverse millennial women, for the world. The Tempest has helped connect millions of people with more than five hundred female thought leaders on every issue, disrupting the global media status quo. The Tempest has been featured on national and international media outlets, including The New York Times, The Atlantic, Buzzfeed, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, and The Washington Post.
Along with my work in media, I serve as consultant on matters of public relations, content marketing, and social media management. I have worked extensively with agencies and clients in every industry, helping them create compelling content that establishes brands as industry leaders and streamline the customer pipeline. I also teach courses for the public online around writing and content management.
In 2014, I received a Master’s in Political Science with a concentration in Ethnic, Immigration, and Pluralism Studies from the University of Toronto. During my time at University of Toronto, I conducted and published extensive research on immigration, citizenship and nationalism in the context of the GCC states, as well as on identity politics in minority communities and immigration within the United States. I presented my work at graduate conferences at the University of Toronto and at the University of Massachusetts Boston.
I am also an avid consumer of pop culture, and I’m eternally fascinated by the blood, sweat, and tears that go into building creative content – chat with me about it at my blog, Creative Quibble.