I am a Beirut-based freelance journalist and MA student at the American University of Beirut (AUB), focusing on Syria and Lebanon. I have particular interests in conflict and security, armed groups, Shi’ism, women’s rights and cultural heritage.
I am currently Beirut correspondent for Monocle magazine and produce radio packages for the accompanying radio station Monocle 24.
I have also written news and features for Al Jazeera, the BBC, CNN, The National, and NewStatesman.co.uk. Until March 2016 I worked at The Telegraph newspaper in London.
I have undertaken hostile environment training and have reported from Lebanon, south Turkey, Iraq, Iraqi Kurdistan, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Greece, among other locations.
I speak fluent French and have lived in Paris and southern Morocco. I am studying Arabic at present and have intermediate written and spoken language skills in Syrian-Lebanese dialect and Modern Standard Arabic.
I was named Guardian Student Reporter of the Year 2012, having come runner-up in the same category in 2011. I have been shortlisted for numerous other journalism prizes, including in the New Voice category at the 2017 One World Media Awards, and the 2013 British Vogue Talent Contest for young writers.
I have a First class degree in French from Oxford University, where in 2011 I edited The Oxford Student, the biggest student newspaper in the city, with a weekly readership of 15,000.
You can contact me using the details on the Contact page.