Skills

 Journalism    Radio Journalism     Writing     Teaching     Tutoring     Researching     Public Speaking     Multi-Lingual     Linguistics    Tech Accessibility    Podcasting    Activism    Screen Reader     Braille Reader    Philosophy 

Work Experience

Jan 2019 to May 2019, University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

International Scholars and Students Office, University of Arkansas
Journalism Intern

Interviewed and reported on participant experiences for three major events in the office including "iFriend" and "Campus Cousin". These programs seek to connect domestic and international students and community members to expand cultural understanding through education and inter-cultural relationship building.

May 2018 to August 2018, Fayetteville, Arkansas

KUAF 91.3 Public Radio
Journalism Intern

Prepared and created "Living Blind in the Age of Technology" podcast. I conducted both in-person and online interviews exploring how technology can assist visually-impaired individuals in the following: communication, creating a community with fellow visually impaired individuals and beyond, navigate the sighted world, creating independence, and assist in student success through screen reading technologies, apps, and electronic and printed Braille.

May 2018 to June 2018, Sioux City, Iowa

World Journalism Institute
Journalism Intern

Conducted on-site interviews about death rates in local hospitals and the Orange City Tulip Festival. Learned about and conducted class presentations on Journalism Ethics, Theory, Methods, History and Social Media

January 2017 to March 2017, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

World Journalism Institute
Braille, Arabic, and English Teacher

Taught English, Arabic, and Braille to blind students age 15 to 30.

October 2016 to Dec 2016, Morocco

Radio Medina FM
Reporter

Presented radio programs on national and international topics. Wrote articles to be presented on the radio. Conducted on-site interviews to be aired on the radio.

Education

Graduation December 2019

University of Arkansas

Master of Arts in Journalism and Strategic Media

GPA – 3.85

Courses: Internship in Journalism, Journalism Theory, Ethics in Journalism,

Documentary Production, History of the Black Press, Seminar in Personality and Social Psychology

Thesis: The Impact of Social Media on the Lives of Blind People: Facebook Groups as a Case Study

  • Aim of research is to analyze the impacts of Facebook on the lives of visually impaired individuals

  • Research focuses on how blind individuals use Facebook as an information sharing tool and other purposes

  • Questionnaires will be administered to English speaking blind respondents online

Sept 2015 – June 2016

Mohammaed V University, Rabat, Morocco

Bachelor of Arts with Distinction in English, Applied Linguistics, Pedagogy and Methods of Teaching

Courses: Research Methods, English Skills; Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening,

Teaching Methods, Applied Linguistics

Sept 2015 – June 2016

University of Moulay Ismail, Meknes, Morocco

Associated Degree with Distinction in English Literature

Courses: Reading Comprehension, American Culture, British Culture, Anthropology,

Cultural Studies, Intercultural Communication, Media Studies, English Language History, Theology

Achievements & Honors

  • The Linda K. Overstreet Scholarship Award, 2019-2020

  • Team Media Award, International Culture, University of Arkansas, May 2019

  • Certificate of Appreciation, International Culture Team, University of Arkansas, May 2019

  • Arkansas Traveler Award, Arkansas Governor, May 2019

  • Fulbright Scholarship (AMIDEAST) to the University of Arkansas, August 2017

  • Invited to North Seattle College as a motivational speaker, April 2018

  • Invited to Boston MA Polytechnical University as a motivational speaker, November 2017

  • Two Honor Certificates, the American Language Centre Rabat, June 2016, June 2017

  • Scholarship, FME (Moroccan Foundation for Excellent Students), September 2015 to June 2016

  • Certificate, the American Language Center, Meknes, Morocco, 2014

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