I’m a multimedia journalist in the making, currently based in the US and working as an Editor for Breaking News. I’m passionate about my career and about what entitles to be a journalist.
I have recently completed my Bachelor’s in journalism at City University London, earning a First Class Honors degree. I have completed work experience at The Times as an Editorial Assistant and covered a story for the newsroom, published in the newspaper. Soon after, I got my second publication in the Times Magazine.
Before the end of summer 2015, my university sponsored me to attend the European Forum Alpbach in Austria to report on “InEquality” in the continent. As a journalist in the media academy, I reported on local, national and international issues, including the current refugee crisis and Eurozone crisis. I produced online content, wrote for a daily newsletter sent to 4,000 executives and international students, and edited the Economic and Finance Symposium magazine. I interviewed several high profile attendees, including the special advisor to Ban Ki-Moon, Jeffrey D Sachs, on the UN’s new Sustainable Development Goals; Angela Kane on the future role of women in the UN; and Chief Economist at Deloitte China, Sitao Xu, on China’s recent market crash.
Overall, I’ve always had a passion for broadcast TV, photography, traveling and writing. Want to know more about what I’ve been up to and what makes me love what I do so much? Keep reading to find out!
I was a regular freelancer for the first 24-hour TV channel dedicated to the UK’s capital, London Live:
- What do Londoners think about the night bus?
- How much do Londoners actually know about the tube?
- What would you change about London?
- How does London express their happiness?
- Bug invasion in Hammermsith!
- Save Our Hospital: Charing Cross Hospital
- The Worst Date Ever
Two years after transferring to London from the US, I did work experience at the BBC, moved on to being a coordinator and executive assistant at Media Trust to launch the ‘Do Something Brilliant’ campaign around the UK, was the deputy editor of City OnScreen (the student-run TV channel at my university) and completed my dissertation project – a short video about the representation of disability in the British TV industry.
Whilst a deputy editor for my university’s TV station, I got to cover a wide range of events – from an exclusive on the opening of the new student bar, to a Diwali celebration, to the Student Union’s (SU) 2015 elections and much more.
My interest in broadcast journalism started when I became part of the TV station at my first university in the US. As a reporter, I had the opportunity to cover local and state events, including a gun suspect on campus, Occupy Movement at Towson University, International Women’s Day, the 45th Annual Towson Spring Festival, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure and the Amnesty International 2012 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference in Washington D.C.
One of the main reasons I enjoy being a journalist is the range of incredible people you meet. I have spoken to the Ravenmaster at the Tower of London for a multisource project, a campaigner of Human Rights Defenders for an article about Amnesty International’s involvement with the Zimbabwe 2013 presidential elections, an international artist that makes ‘Dirty Movies’, comedians that can teach you how to be funny, environmentalists concerned about light pollution and more!
WHEN I HAVE SOME FREE TIME…
I love being outdoors and visiting new places. I enjoy long distance running, taking long walks around cities, watching football and playing volleyball. In the past, I’ve volunteered with UNICEF Central London Group, where I assisted by coordinating fundraising events and writing monthly articles for the official blog.
For more information about my work, feel free to check out my CV.