August 2012 – present: research assistant for the Institute of the Environment’s Climate Change Adaptation program with the Department of Defense.
September 2012 – present: Stringer and translator for VICE magazine.
August 2011 – present: contributor to the Southwest Initiative for the Study of Middle Eastern Conflicts (SISMEC).
February – present: Stringer and translator for Harper’s magazine.
January – May 2012: research assistant for the Arizona-Afghan Project.
March – August 2011: Field videographer for TransTerraMedia
November – June 2010: Editor of The Palestine Monitor
Managed team of volunteer reporters and photographers to covering breaking news stories in the West Bank and Israel.
October 2010 – January 2011: Nighttime/SMS editor for The Jerusalem Media and Communications Centre
Updated website and covered stories through the occupied Palestinian territories.
August – November 2010: Associate Editor for The Palestine Monitor
Traveled across West Bank and Israel covering breaking news stories, managed volunteers
June 2008 – December 2008: Associate, Online Editor at Cities Go Green magazine
Wrote and researched stories for the web on a daily basis, gathered graphics from sources and photographers, and copy edited material for print issues. Managed www.citiesgogreen.com/
February 2007 – June 2008: Village Books
Presented authors to bookstore audiences and sold a ton of books.
September 2007 – June 2008: Associate Editor The Planet Magazine
Copy edited stories into refined, publishable articles. Worked with designers, writers and other editors to mold cohesive, award winning, magazines.
January – February 2008: The Foothills Gazette
Deadline reporter for Whatcom County’s bi-weekly newspaper. Attended Whatcom County Council and Planning Department meetings and interviewed politicians, public officials, septic regulators, and scientists.
Dual Masters candidate at the departments of Middle East and North African Studies (formerly Near East Studies) and Journalism at the University of Arizona.
Level 3 Arabic from the Bourguiba Institute in Tunisia.
Level 2 Levantine dialect from Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan.
Bachelor of the Arts Degree from Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies
Concentration in Environmental Convergence Journalism.Studied Arabic, Islamic Studies, permaculture and passive design.
October 2012: Outreach Scholar for the University of Arizona’s Center for Middle East Studies; presented on the Middle East and the Arab Spring for high school students.
October 2012: Presented at the Saguaro Symposium on the Department of Defense’ climate change adaptation policy.
March 2012: Cofounder of deportados.arizona.edu and coproducer of film Los Deportados.
September 2011: Attended the Military-Journalism Experience at Ft. Leavenworth, Kansas and Ft. Leonard Wood, Missouri hosted by the University of Kansas through a McCormick Foundation grant.
February 2011 – Helped launch The International Solidarity Initiative in Bethlehem, Palestine
August 2010: Entered Israel and began exploring the Holy Land and the Occupied Territories.
January 2010: Seven months in southern Africa. Twenty-five thousand kilometer overland exploration of South Africa, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Mozambique and Tanzania.
April 2009: Nine months of Arabic training at the Bourguiba Institute in Tunis. Graduated in Mustawaa 3 with conversational Arabic. Traveled throughout Tunisia and visited Morocco and Algeria.
March 2008: Accepted award on behalf of The Planet Magazine at the Society of Professional Journalists’ Brave New Media World conference in Portland, OR.
September 2007: Attended Society of Environmental Journalists 17th annual conference in Palo Alto, CA.
March 2007: Volunteered for two weeks in New Orleans, LA. Shot, edited, and produced a 23-minute movie about the environmental legacy of Hurricane Katrina called “Toxic Gumbo.”
September 2006: Joined sustainable design program inKefalonia, Greece. Participated in the first of nine collaborations between American students with a small Greek community determined to rebuild the lost city of Farsa in a “traditional and sustainable” way.
June 2006: Studied Mexican indigenous medicine, politics and art history in Morelia and Oaxaca.
August 2003: Attended Hiroshima Peace Conference in Japan, and worked with students from Pakistan, India, Japan and Atlanta. Taught English to 10 year olds in the Hiroshima YMCA.