I grew up in Toronto, Canada, and studied Philosophy and Religious Studies at McGill University in Montreal. I wrote my thesis on religious philosophy, but I often felt like my real major was competitive debate.
I got bit by the journalism bug pretty young, and started writing a column in my first year of high school. At McGill, I continued in this vein, penning weekly opinion columns in rival student papers the McGill Daily and the McGill Tribune.
After graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in 2010, I moved to Tel Aviv to work as an intern at Haaretz‘s English online edition just as the Arab Spring began to take off. I have also written for The Toronto Star, BlogTO, GlobalTV.com, The Mark, the Nigerian Canadian News, and the Canadian Jewish News.
More recently, I completed a graduate degree in Journalism at Stanford University, which involved courses in reporting, multimedia storytelling, technology and a trip to Brazil. While I was there, I also interned at the NPR affiliate in San Francisco, where I worked on the morning show Forum.
This summer, I was the Daniel Pearl Memorial Intern at The Wall Street Journal in Hong Kong and am now interning with WSJLive at the same bureau.