Frontline Freelance Register
Beijing, Beijing, China
I am an independent journalist based in Beijing, China, formerly in Amman, Jordan. My work focuses on refugees, religion, China and the Middle East, and has been published in The Guardian, The Atlantic, BBC News, Foreign Policy, VICE News, WIRED and Al Jazeera America, among other outlets. I’m currently also pursuing a Master’s in China Studies as a Yenching Scholar at Peking University.
I’ve reported from Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, Tunisia, China, the United States, Israel and Palestine. I won the 2014 Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize (gold) from the United Nations Correspondents Association for my work on refugee survival in Jordan and Lebanon under support from the Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting. My latest project examined youth extremism in Jordan and Tunisia.
I call Shanghai home, but have also lived in Hong Kong, Taiwan and California. I graduated from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University, where I wrote a thesis on soft power and public diplomacy in U.S. and Sino-Egyptian relations. I’ve also studied Arabic and Middle Eastern politics in Oxford, Morocco and Oman, and worked with refugees in Jordan through Jesuit Refugee Service and ARDD-Legal Aid.
I am HEFAT certified through TYR Solutions, with support from the Rory Peck Trust and the IWMF’s inaugural Howard G. Buffet Fund for Women Journalists. I’m fluent in Mandarin Chinese and proficient in Levantine Arabic.
2014 - Elizabeth Neuffer Memorial Prize (Gold)
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