I am an international journalist and graduate student currently working on two Masters degrees in Journalism and Middle Eastern and North African Studies at the University of Arizona. I fell in love with the Middle East and North Africa the first time I traveled there and have spent extensive time living, studying, and working in Morocco, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, and the West Bank. I am also into my third year of Arabic study. However, more important than all of that, my favorite story topics revolve around social justice, human rights, and US foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa. I love to explore these issues by telling human stories.