Journalism has allowed me to see the world. It’s taken me from the crumbling housing projects of Paterson, New Jersey to the glistening skyscrapers of Dubai.
I got my start at newspapers 25 years ago in New Jersey covering gangs, corruption, drug violence and the 9-11 attacks. After months reporting on families who lost loved ones in the 9-11 attacks, I left for Indonesia where I joined The Associated Press. In my nearly four years there, I covered the country’s transition to democracy, a string of terrorists attacks including the Bali bombings and the 2004 tsunami. I then became AP’s environmental reporter across Asia for the next five years, covering climate change, biodiversity and environmental hazards of the blockbuster growth in the region. I then moved to Dubai in 2010 where I became AP’s sports correspondent in the Middle East reporting on Formula One, the politics and business of Middle East football and the controversial decision to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup. I recently graduated from Columbia University with an MA in Journalism. As one of 12, Robert Wood Johnson fellows, I spent the year immersed in science courses and writing 10,000 word thesis on the discrimination endured by women after a disaster. I am planning to publish the thesis and turn that eventually into a book. For the past two years, I have been mostly writing on science, technology and energy for Fortune.com before moving onto cbsnews.com and now foxnews.com. In April 2016, I returned to AP where I oversee news operations in Maine, Vermont and New Hampshire and write on the environment.