I am currently a Justice correspondent for Reuters in Washington, D.C.
I formerly covered national security at The Center for Public Integrity. In May 2014, I graduated with an M.S. from the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University. “Payday Nation,” a series on Native American tribe-affiliated payday lending companies I reported with two other Stabile fellows for Al Jazeera America, won the 2015 Investigative Reporters & Editors Student Award.
Until August 2013, I was a freelance journalist based in Istanbul for three years. My reporting on political and environmental issues in the Middle East appeared in National Geographic, Reuters, Foreign Policy, The World Policy Journal, Global Post, and TimeOut Istanbul. In 2013, I received a National Geographic Young Explorer grant to travel along the Tigris River from Southern Iraq to Southeastern Turkey, documenting the downstream and upstream impacts of Turkey’s Ilısu Dam for a project entitled, “After the Dam, the Deluge: A Final Glimpse at the Ancient Town of Hasankeyf and Traditional Life Along the Tigris”.
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You can see a list of my non-Reuters publications here.