I am a freelance journalist covering wildlife, the environment, and human-interest stories from Southern Africa.
Previously, I served as the primary congressional reporter for Federal Computer Week. My coverage included most of the government agencies such as the Department of Veteran Affairs, State Department, and Homeland Security.
Prior to that, I covered foreign policy as a Capitol Hill reporter for CQ Roll Call and worked as a correspondent for Thomson Reuters based in Pakistan. During my time at Reuters, I covered mass protests, interviewed well-known personalities, and reported on breaking news from conflict zones.
I have also worked as a multi-media journalist at the CBS affiliate TV station in Washington, D.C.. My work has appeared in USA Today, the New York Times, and others.
I was born and raised in Lahore, Pakistan. Once I moved to the United States, I earned my Bachelors in Marketing from the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. I later earned my Masters in Public Affairs and Journalism from the American University in Washington, D.C.