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Nicole Itano reports about the Balkans for GlobalPost from her base in Athens, Greece, where she has lived since early 2006. Before that, she spent five years in Johannesburg, South Africa, reporting from across the African continent. Her work has appeared in publications such as the Christian Science Monitor, the New York Times and Scientific American. Itano also is the author of "No Place Left to Bury the Dead: Denial, Despair, and Hope in the African AIDS Pandemic," published by Atria Books (a division of Simon & Schuster) in 2007. She is a graduate of Yale University.