Mariya Karimjee was previously a Deputy Editor of Breaking News and Social Media at GlobalPost and still writes for the site sometimes. She was born in Karachi, Pakistan and has moved around considerably since. She’s lived in Texas, Washington D.C., Massachusetts, Cairo, and New York, and now Boston. Previously, she has worked as an intern for Newsline magazine in Karachi, Pakistan and 002Houston, an arts and culture magazine in the downtown Houston area. She was a GlobalPost/Kaiser Global Health Reporting Fellow and was the administrator of the Global Pulse blog. She has an M.S. in Journalism with a concentration in magazine writing from Columbia University.
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