Ark Media, New York May, 2016 -­Present

CoProducer at Finding Your Roots, PBS’s top-­rated history series

•       Accurately translate complex history and concepts into compelling scripts

•       Conduct hundreds of hours of in-­‐depth contextual and historical research per guest

•       Book and coordinate interviews with celebrity guests and cultural influencers, such as Bernie Sanders, Scarlett Johansson, Ta-­‐Nehisi Coates, and others

•       Work with editors to develop and weave individual stories into three-­‐person episode format


United States, Europe, Middle East, 2008-Present

•       Producer, director, and assistant editor of over 15 short and feature social justice, historical, and human rights documentaries

•       Highlights include: “The Uncondemned”, 2016, (Asst. editor); “Letters from Baghdad”, 2016, (Assoc. producer); "A Ballerina's Tale", AAFCA Best Documentary 2015 (Assoc. producer); and the award-­‐ winning sex-­‐trafficking exposé "TRICKED", 2013, (Assoc. producer)

•       Festivals and awards include Tribeca Film Festival, Hamptons Film Festival, Aspen ShortsFest, Hot Docs Doc Soup, Montclair Film Festival, Bentonville Film Festival, Red Nation Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, African American Film Critics Association, Best Shorts Awards, Honolulu Film Awards  

Associate Producer - Feature Documentary feat. Misty Copeland

"A Ballerina’s Tale" Urban Romances Productions

January 2015-Present

Director: Nelson George/Producer: Leslie Norville

  •  Secure and manage permissions related to all stages of production and post-production, including locations, music, archival photography, crew deal memos, and talent releases

  • Conduct thorough archival research

  • Assist editor with image research and creating title card sequences

  •  Work closely with post-production house to secure deliverables

  • Serve as point of contact for film festivals; provide necessary information and assets to festivals

  • Generate web content and manage website, including editing promotional video clips

Writer and Video Journalist


  • Freelance contributor to The Daily Beast, BlackBook Magazine, Ramel Media, and others

Assistant Editor - Documentary Shorts                                                                                            

Holy Land” / Hillcrest Films, 2015                                                                                                                 

Director: Peter Cohn/Editor: David Cohen

  • Use Arabic language and Final Cut Pro 7 skills to correct translations and format subtitles for series of interview

Producer, Post Production Coordinator, Editor    

3 Generations, New York


Produced, edited and managed post-production on award-winning investigative short documentaries about social justice issues such as the Syrian refugee crisis, sex trafficking, military veterans with PTSD, and the exploitation of Native Americans.   

  • Produce, write, and shoot high-quality digital content including short and long form documentary films

  • Produce multi-media and audio stories, blogs and interviews

  •  Edit films and interviews using Final Cut Pro 7, Final Cut Pro X, and AVID

  • Negotiate usage of third party materials, including music and photo rights

  • Work closely with editor to develop strong narrative and storyline

  • Create budgets, manage invoices and expense reports

  •  Deliver finished stories on time and within budget

  • Efficiently coordinate schedules, needs and logistics with multiple outside contractors and internal team

  • Maintain strong relationships with freelance and production networks worldwide

Producer, Editor, Camera Operator

ViralJuice, Beirut, Lebanon


  • Production and camera duties for over 35 television and Internet commercials, and music videos 

  • Responsible for client development and maintaining extensive contacts throughout the MENA region

  • Post-production duties including video editing on Final Cut Pro 7, overseeing edits on strict deadlines


Freelance, Washington DC, Beirut                                                                                        


  • Directed, produced, and shot short film exploring ethnographic trends in Roma violin music in Bulgaria, Romania, and Hungary

  • Camera assistant, including on major music video featured on Melody Hits and MTVArabia.

Copy-writer/editor                                                                                                              , Beirut, Lebanon


  • Copy-edited translated Arabic articles for use on English website
  • Wrote current event and entertainment articles on strict deadlines.

Senior Editor    

Quilting Point Productions, Fairfax, VA, 2009

  •  Collaborated with international team of editors on a feature documentary about Arab/Muslim immigration to Europe.

Production Assistant                                                                                                                            

Landlocked Films, Boulder, CO, 2008

  • Transcode, digitize, and log footage.
  • Wrote, produced, and edited short film documenting a non-profit’s economic development projects in Mexico.


English, Spanish, Arabic


Master of Arts in Arab and Middle Eastern Studies

American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon, 2012                                                                                 

Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs

University of Colorado, Boulder, CO, USA , 2008                                                                          

                  University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan                                                                     


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