Tania Karas is an independent journalist covering global migration policy and refugees as well as a contributing editor for PRI. Originally from Chicago, Tania was a 2015-16 US Fulbright Fellow in Greece covering Europe’s refugee crisis at a time of financial crisis. She has also lived in Turkey and Lebanon. Prior to moving abroad at the end of 2014, Tania was a staff reporter for the New York Law Journal, a daily newspaper covering US immigration, legal education and access to justice. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Northwestern’s Medill School of Journalism and is a master’s candidate in International Human Rights Law at the University of Oxford, slated to graduate in 2019.
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