Expertise & Training

Guardian Newspaper Diversity Conference & Training
Public Information Officer
Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere, Photoshop
Data Visualization creation
Social media management (Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest)

Work Experience

Islamic Insights; Austin, Texas:: January 2015- Present                                                                                                        Research and pitch stories that are approved at the discretion of the Islamic Insights Editorial Board.                      Write stories on a variety of topics including religion, history, news and current events. 

The Islamica; Austin, Texas:: January 2015- Present                                                                                                                  Serve as a copy-editor for the online Islamic encyclopedia ; Correct articles for proper English, grammar, correct formatting and transliteration. Edit with artistic license to improve article’s style, flow and general writing

American Red Cross of Central Texas; Austin, Texas:: January 2014- Present                                                                     International Services and Restoring Family Links program lead; support Regional Communication Director                  Manage information flow throughout the region; support media requests and official social media accounts

Freelance Writer for June 2013- January 2015
Pitch stories to be considered for their national publication and website
Stories include covering business expenditures at UT Austin, sociological effects of racial attacks etc.

Social News Network Social Media Manager; Austin, Texas:: August 2013- December 2013                                          Manage social media accounts for Social News Network                                                                                              Produce and analyze news content for various social media accounts (Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr)

Reporting Texas; Austin, Texas:: August 2013- December 2013
Research and pitch stories for editors
Write stories on a variety of beats (science & technology, social awareness, business etc.) 

American Red Cross Central Texas Region; Austin, Texas:: June 2013- December 2013
Communication and public affairs intern; Lead various projects (social media, newsletters etc.)
Serve as coordinator for project and event management

 Editor and Writer’s Assistant; Austin, Texas:: September 2012- January 2013
Edit graduate student’s papers throughout the completion of his Phd
Correct grammatical errors, word choice, organization of content and formatting
Work collaboratively between students and other editors   

RuffaloCody- UT Austin Alumni Center; Austin, Texas:: September 2011- May 2013
Contact university alumni and parents of students to gather and update database
Fundraise and documented donations on behalf of their respective colleges at UT

The Daily Texan- News Reporter; Austin, Texas::  January 2012- June 2012
Serve as a general news reporter for the University of Texas’ school paper 
Assign stories covering university policy changes and events throughout Austin    

National Hole-In-One Association; Dallas, Texas:: June 2012- September 2012
Write and edit blogs and press releases for the organization for website use
Advertise packages and promotions through written documents (articles, blogs, etc.)

Volunteer Work

Society for Islamic Awareness; Austin, Texas:: Alumni Committee December 2013- Present
General Secretary (June 2012-Dec 2012), President (Jan 2013- Present)
Reach out to other organizations on campus; ensure all logistics for large and regular events are completed; organize volunteer events for members throughout the community

American Red Cross Club at UT; Austin, Texas:: September 2010- September 2013
International Chair (August 2011-May 2012): Organize humanitarian events spreading awareness on international events; coordinate fundraiser for East African famine victims
Vice-President (August 2012-Present): Maintain club records; organize weekly volunteer events; organize and coordinate fall fundraiser for schools in refugee camps in Palestine

Additional Skills
Bilingual: fluent English and Farsi; Working knowledge of Spanish
Advanced technological and computer skills, social media skills, web design management


The University of Texas at Austin                                                            Graduation: Fall 2013
College of Communication                                                                           Journalism

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