Summary

Producer / Presenter / Writer / Filmmaker

Credits

8/16 – 3/17

Content Assistant (Freelance) Finding Home

Reality/Doc (TV) — TIME Video
8/16 – 3/17
1/16 – 1/17

Producer – BuzzFeed Motion Pictures

Details
1/16 – 1/17

Ideated, shot, edited & produced multiple viral videos including "Bodybuilders Try Ballet For The First Time" which accumulated over 23 million unique views & over 27,000 shares on Facebook & over 2.4 million views on You Tube in one week. On-camera talent appearing in videos like, "Men Learn Egyptian Belly Dance For The First Time", "Signs You're Arab" and "People Try Desserts From Around The World".

7/09 – 1/13

Producer News/ EMPIRE / The Riz Khan Show

AL JAZEERA AMERICA — News (TV) — Al Jazeera English Details
7/09 – 1/13

Edited & produced special EMPIRE episode about Al-Nusrah Front in Syria Covered domestic and international breaking news Pitched & researched topics & guests for 3 news segments per day Wrote talking points & questions for anchors for 3 live news segments per day

3/11 – 8/12

Media Manager – Middle East Broadcasting Networks

Details
3/11 – 8/12

Spearheaded production of Arab Buzz (Arabic, interactive social media show). Managed social media platforms of all Radio Sawa & Alhurra programs & analyzed their performance using Sysomos & Google Analytics.

1/10 – 3/11

Production Assistant – Middle East Broadcasting Networks

Details
1/10 – 3/11

Line-produced & edited 7, live, Arabic political talk shows per week. Pre-interviewed & booked guests; edited packages, graphics & broll for air.

Media

  • Bodybuilders Try Pole Dancing For The First Time

  • How It Feels To Be A Syrian Refugee In America

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Education

Class of '14

Columbia Graduate School of Journalism

MS Journalism (Broadcast & Documentary Filmmaking)
Class of '09

Georgetown University

MA Arab Studies (Politics, Culture & Society)
Class of '07

The University of Saint Andrews, Scotland

MA International Relations & Arabic
Class of '06

The American University in Cairo

Study Abroad: Political Science & Arabic

Affiliations

  • Columbia school of journalism
  • Columbia University
  • georgetown university
  • Saint Andrews University
  • TV Emmy Awards

Skills

  • Casting
  • Communication
  • Directing
  • Editing
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Line-Producing
  • Logisitics
  • Photoshop
  • Presenting
  • Producing
  • Researching
  • Video Editing (Premiere pro CS6/Final Cut Pro/Avid)
  • Writing