I was summer intern at The World, and a student at American University's School of International Service. I'm pursuing my Master's in International Communication, focusing on intercultural relations.
Mostly, I like to learn about the interactions among culture, gender and language around the world. I also love hearing, telling — and helping people tell! — great stories, which is what led me to fall in love with radio.
Outside of school and work, I spend most of my time running, writing music and planning my next road trip.
A hitchhiking robot from Canada planned to travel across the United States fueled by human kindness. But its trip was cut short in Philadelphia, when the "City of Brotherly Love" showed hitchBOT no such kindness.
Researchers working in Guinea have developed an experimental Ebola vaccine that they say is highly effective. But it has been a long time coming, and groups like the World Health Organization have admitted the need for emergency response reform before another crisis strikes.
Last week, aspiring basketball players traveled to Las Vegas, hoping to be drafted onto a professional team. But this wasn’t for the NBA; these athletes were hoping to play in South Korea. The Korean Basketball League is growing, and attracting American players.
They farm on a set, but the stakes are high. These are the stars of a reality show called "Female Food Heroes," a Tanzanian TV show produced by Oxfam that aims to empower and educate rural women who feed most of the families in the African nation.
Donald Trump’s tweets about immigration aren’t just getting reactions from Americans anymore — they’ve started to upset someone purporting to be the escaped Mexican drug lord El Chapo. A confrontation flared up on Twitter between @ElChap0Guzman and @RealDonaldTrump and has sparked outrage and comedy from the Latino community.
How does France talk about race? And how is this different from American conversations about race relations? Arun Venugopal, a reporter from WNYC, has been researching this for the past few weeks in Paris.
By the time Japan hosts the 2020 summer Olympic Games, its triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown will be almost a decade old. Relief efforts are nowhere near completed, and now Japan must face some difficult choices about funding.
An undocumented immigrant with a history of felony convictions and deportations shot and killed a woman in San Francisco last week. His situation highlights some of the complications presented by “sanctuary city” policies for immigrants.
Icelanders love their trampolines. But when high winds strike, the police and fire department often have to issue flying trampoline warnings.
ISIS is known for its online recruiting tactics, even convincing some young people from the West to leave home join the organization. One such young person was "Alex," a 23-year-old from Washington who was recently profiled by Rukmini Callimachi in The New York Times.