EDUCATION:

Columbia University, New York, NY, 2011-2015
Degree in Middle Eastern, South Asian, and African Studies; pre-medical track

WORK EXPERIENCE:

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

PUBLISHED WORK:

“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.

REFERENCES:

Available upon request.