I’m the deputy editor of the digital team at The World, public radio’s flagship international news show based at WGBH, PRX, and co-produced with the BBC World Service. Pitch me: email@example.com.
I have written for The Atlantic, The Nation, The Village Voice, The Guardian, Guernica, De Morgen, De Standaard, De Tijd, CNN.com, and Al Jazeera America, where I was a staff reporter in New York City, London, and Doha, covering public health, migration, and extremism. I was also a field producer at CNN in Brussels covering ISIS.
In 2015, I won an ivoh award for my reporting on homeless women’s menstrual health in New York City, spurring Intros 1122-A, 1123-A, and 1128-A in the NY legislature providing free tampons and pads to shelters, prisons, and public schools. The story also spurred a vote by FEMA that permitted shelters to purchase menstrual products with grant funds. In 2019, the Menstrual Equity for All Act was introduced into Congress.
My work was also honored with a Sigma Delta Chi for best non-deadline reporting, and shortlisted for various One World Media awards. In 2011, I was awarded the Aanmoedigingsprijs Dick Scherpenzeel for young foreign correspondent of the year, in Belgium and The Netherlands, writing in the Dutch language, for my book, De stille revolutie, reported from Saudi Arabia.
My work has been supported by the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT, where I was a 2018-2019 research fellow in residence, the International Women’s Media Foundation, where I was an 2017 African Great Lakes Reporting Fellow, the United Nations Refugee Agency, and Fonds Pascal Decroos, among others.