American writer, activist, and analyst based in Berlin, Germany.
I have worked in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and areas of Sub-saharan Africa, since 2009. I have a decade of editorial, research and analysis experience under my belt, as well as extensive experience as a content and creative marketing manager.
First and foremost, I consider myself an intersectional feminist and social justice advocate. I am very passionate about promoting Christian-Muslim understanding and fostering interfaith dialogue. I focus on U.S. and European policies and relations with the MENA, as well as issues related to women’s empowerment and intersectional feminism.
I have conducted intensive interviews with the United Nations Women and the International Labour Organization in Egypt, as well as the Arab African International Bank in Germany, amongst others.
My degrees as a first-generation student include a Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Anthropology from the University of Tennessee, and a Master of Global Affairs in Global Affairs and International Cooperation from the American University in Cairo. I also spent a graduate semester abroad at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin, where I studied Public Policy.
I am currently a member of the Association for Middle Eastern Public Policy and Administration and the Association for Women’s Rights in Development . I am the former President of Tennessee’s Gamma Kappa Chapter of Gamma Sigma Sigma Inc., a national community service sorority, and remain an Alumni-At-Large.
Born in Tennessee to a working-class family, I spent my adolescent years below the Mason-Dixon line, where I began advocating for gender equality and religious tolerance.