I'm a freelance journalist in the Middle East, currently based in Beirut, Lebanon. For five years I lived in Cairo as a journalist and professor, writing about economics, archaeology, technology, business, politics and social affairs. My work has appeared in National Geographic News and NewsWatch, Reuters, the Daily Beast, USA Today, the Washington Times, the Economist Intelligence Uni (EIU)t, Al Masry Al Youm, Al Ahram Weekly, Nile International, AOLNews, and McClatchy Newspapers. Fodor's Travel Guide to Egypt also features my work on Egyptology.
Before moving to Beirut I was a researcher and notesender for the EIU and a news producer for Reuters-VCSS making video packages about world events. I was a reporter for Al-Masry Al-Youm English Edition and founded ICT Business magazine, where I was the Editor-in-Chief for two years. I was regularly featured in the Global Village Voices segment on Al Jazeera English's Listening Post program and contribute as a Middle East expert for the South African news program on talk radio in Cape Town, Midday Report.
I taught journalism and media ethics at the American University in Cairo for two years. My academic work has been published in two scholarly conferences, AUSACE and ATCOSS. I currently study at the Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES) at the American University in Beirut. I received an MS in journalism from the Medill School of Journalism and a BA in communications from Temple University. I am a member of Temple's School of Communications and Theater list of notable alumni.