I am a photojournalist and writer with a passion for exploring social and environmental issues in the Middle East. I currently work as a news editor with Al Bawaba News and accept freelance assignments in the region. I previously lived in Washington, DC, where I worked as a contract photo editor and photographer. While in DC, I also served as an officer for the Women Photojournalists of Washington (WPOW). I'm a wayward Cajun from Louisiana and can get by in English, French, Arabic, and Turkish. I have received HEFAT training from Global Journalist Security. After too many months living out of a suitcase and too many Skype calls, I'm finally settled in Amman, Jordan, where I live with my husband, his 95-year-old grandfather, and the stray cats that wander into our lives.
My work has been featured by publications and NGOs including CNN International, The Washington Post, National Geographic Online, PDN, UNICEF, Vocativ, Gannett, Council on American Islamic Relations, Brownbook Magazine, JO Magazine, Al-Faridah Publications, among others.