Agence France-Presse,  Video Journalist,  MENA Region Cyprus Sept 2017-Feb 2018

  • Packaged and edited footage from MENA region, coordinated with stringers,  handled lives and voiced reports
  • Shot and edited news stories

Reuters, Trainee, Israel and Palestinian Territories, June-Aug. 2016

  • Pitched and produced text enterprise stories out of the West Bank, East Jerusalem and the Arab Triangle in northern Israel

Stars and Stripes, War Zone Reporter, Iraq, Afghanistan and Ukraine,  July 2014­-July2015

  • Produced stories, photos and videos
  • Filmed only footage of American soldiers in combat captured by any reporter during final year of NATO combat mission
  • Wrote report from volatile Helmand province that found Afghan Army failed to continue operations championed by US forces during first independent fighting season
  • Wrote front­line dispatch from Anbar province that detailed struggles of Iraqi Army against the Islamic State

Overseas Press Club Foundation Fellow, Freelance Syria, May 2014

  • Produced video dispatch from embattled Aleppo suburb facing daily bombardment from regime aircraft following formation of rebel Hazm Movement

Philadelphia Daily News, Reporting Intern. Philadelphia, Jan.–Dec. 2013

  • Daily general assignment reporting and photography
  • Wrote multiple cover stories including, two­ month investigation of predatory home lender and exclusive profile of recovering heroin addict­ turned­ subway hero

US Marine Corps, Combat Correspondent, US, Europe and Africa May 2008–May 2012

  • Produced stories, photos and videos while serving as enlisted Marine
  • Told story in print and video of elite Marine Corps force recon unit working to stem spread of extremism throughout Africa


  • CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, MA Journalism Dec.2016
  • Temple University, BA Journalism May2014
  • Centurion Hostile Environment and Combat Trauma Treatment Training Aug. 2014

Skills Language

  • Native Arabic speaker
  • Adobe Creative Suite photo, video and layout editing
  • New York State Certified Emergency Medical Technician June 2017

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