Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011-2015
Degree in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; pre-medical track
Researcher at Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Lab, May 2012-June 2015
- Performed leukemia research on mouse and human cells
- Designed novel experiments and presented results at lab meetings
- Wrote scientific papers based on experimental results
- Shadowed Dr. Mukherjee in his clinic
Writer for Longneck & Thunderfoot, April 2015-October 2015
- Researched and wrote multiple short articles per week on a variety of subjects including businesses and tourist activities in cities
- Worked within time frames and adhered to deadlines
Researcher, Régime des Fleurs, May 2015-present
- Assisted in brand development by conducting online and print research
VIP staff member at Frieze Art Fair, May 2015 and May 2016
- Checked in VIP guests for several hours per day, often dealing with difficult guests amidst a high-pressure environment
- Assembled and distributed complementary gift bags for guests
- Memorized the constantly-fluctuating fair map and schedule
Assistant to artist Sarah Sze, September 2015-December 2015
- Helped organize and carry out the dinner reception and afterparty for Sze’s opening at the Tanya Bonakdar Gallery
- Negotiated business deals with venue managers
- Worked extensively with Microsoft Excel to manage guest lists
Consultant, Asia Society, January 2016-May 2016
- Worked to bring the Lahore Literary Festival from Pakistan to New York City
- Wrote a multi-faceted proposal to send to counterparts in Pakistan
Editorial Intern, Nautilus Magazine, March 2016-February 2017
- Completed weekly fact checks on articles spanning a wide range of scientific subjects
- Pitched ideas at weekly editorial meetings
- Wrote pieces for the Nautilus blog
- Grouped videos from past interviews that covered various themes
Admissions & Engagement Associate, The Rubin Museum of Art, April 2016-September 2017
- Worked at the museum’s front desk, interacting with visitors and giving them information about the museum and its events and exhibitions
- Used a cash register and managing financial records
- Completed various administrative tasks
Intern, Tonic, January 2017-May 2017
- Wrote for Tonic, VICE’s online health/science vertical
- Stayed up-to-date with the latest scientific studies, pitching articles daily
- Sought interviewees for highly specific projects
- Helped brainstorm ideas for newsletters and social media posts
- Built articles to be published online using CMS
Head of Research, Ark Media’s “The Gene,” September 2017-October 2018
- Helped develop a docuseries about the history of genetics for PBS
- Researched genetic diseases and available therapies in great detail
- Helped the team understand complex scientific papers
- Completed extensive archival searches on a variety of subjects
- Screened archival material from various news sources including ABC, CNN, and NBC
- Created and uploaded hundreds of files to customized FileMaker databases
- Managed a team of interns, delegating tasks among them
- Wrote interview questions for some of the world’s leading scientists
“Evolution Puts on the Best Freak Show Going,” Nautilus, 5/27/2016.
“Art That Exposes the Strange World We Live in,” Nautilus, 7/10/2016.
“We Spoke to the Surgeon that Gave a Man His Penis Back,” Nautilus, 12/5/2016.
“In the Future We’ll Grow Body Parts from Plants,” Tonic, 3/28/2017.
“Can Candy Crush Really Stave off Bad Memories?” Tonic, 3/30/2017.
“We Asked Young People What It’s Like to Date While Anxious and Depressed,” Tonic, 4/7/2017.
“We Asked People What It’s Like to Live With Deadly Food Allergies,” Tonic, 5/9/2017.
More pieces available upon request.
Available upon request.