I’m a NYC-based journalist who has reported from 35 countries and won awards for work in the US, Sri Lanka, Congo, Somalia, Kenya, Haiti and Iran. I’ve covered everything from American election dramas to war-crazed drifters on Mogadishu’s backstreets, weaving together potent human interest tales with trenchant analysis.

I’ve been lucky enough to cover some defining moments: the election wins of Obama and Trump, race riots in Ferguson, the terrorist siege of Nairobi’s Westgate shopping mall, Somalia’s civil war, the great Haitian earthquake and atrocities at the end of Sri Lanka’s inter-ethnic conflict.

I report for Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera, Esquire, The Times, Fox News, France 24, CBC, dpa, RTÉ, The Lancet and The National: mostly writing, but some photography and broadcast work too. I’m bilingual, English and Spanish, and hold a Sussex University degree in English and a postgraduate diploma in journalism.