We are in the Columbia Journalism School Class of 2017, studying under Professors Betsy West and Tami Luhby.
Louis is a Canadian-French journalist at Columbia University, covers East Harlem, and loves biking.
A dual-degree student in Journalism and Religion, Emily Churchill is fascinated with the political and social impact of faith and sees journalism as an excellent avenue for the dissemination of these studies. She is an alumna of the University of Virginia.
Emily Harris is a journalism student with an interest in documentary film, digital media, and long form narrative writing. She is an alumna of Barnard College and a New Jersey native.
Allana Haynes is a journalism student at Columbia University from the Washington, D.C area. She is a self-described “introvert,” who has a love for people and telling their stories.
Liz Haq is a writer from Toronto, currently covering Hamilton Heights and West Harlem.
Sangsuk Sylvia Kang
Sangsuk Sylvia Kang makes images. She comes from Seoul, South Korea, and hopes to converge journalism and art. She is an alumna of Northwestern University.
In 2009, after one decade of teaching at state schools around Iran, Somayeh Malekian joined the Washington Post and the New York Times bureaus in Tehran as a translator and correspondent assistant. She is currently a student of journalism at Columbia University, planning to report from the Middle East after graduation.
Nafisa Masud is a Salt Lake native with a B.A. in English, International Relations and Spanish. She’s hoping to explore the stories of women and modern Muslims through feature and long-form narrative journalism.
Summer Meza is at Columbia after several years of reporting on marijuana law, food, and local news in Seattle and the San Francisco Bay Area. She has a Bachelor’s degree from Santa Clara University.
Abigail Morris is a journalism student focusing on broadcast and business news. She comes from the UK where she worked in local TV news while completing a journalism degree at the University of Kent.
Tom is a reporter from Columbia Journalism School covering East Harlem. Prior to journalism, he worked as a management consultant in the financial services industry. In his spare time, he has covered sports for various blogs and media outlets.
Danielle Prager is a reporter at Columbia Journalism school. Prior to journalism, she worked in digital marketing and wrote for various marketing blogs.
After freelancing in fashion magazines and landing a corporate communications job in New York, Pittsburgh native Alaina Raftis realized she wanted to pursue a career in writing for impact and is now a graduate student at Columbia University’s Journalism school.
Bimina Ranjit is a journalism student with some experience in print, audio, and video. She co-produced, co-directed and wrote a 30-minute independent documentary film, which was featured in a few film festivals.
Yuqing Jessie Shi
Jessie Shi, of Shanghai, China, is a master’s candidate at Columbia Journalism School aspiring to become a multimedia journalist.
Emily Ulbricht studies journalism at Columbia University and loves radio and storytelling. Before arriving to the US, she worked as a radio reporter for German public radio, covering youth issues in Berlin. Assigned to East Harlem, she is eager to discover the neighborhood, find people’s stories – and tell them.