Hi, my name is Hafsa!
I am a masters student at the Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism in New York City.
I graduated with a B.A. in mass communications from the University of South Florida in May 2019. I also have a minor in psychology and did psychology research for two years of my undergraduate career.
During the spring of 2019, I was an intern at NPR’s headquarters in Washington, D.C. During my internship, I supported the National Desk, comprised of 45 reporters and editors across the nation by doing background research, finding contacts to interview on-air, building digital story pages for the web, and drafting social media callouts. I also field-reported from rallies on the longest partial government shutdown, delved into the prevalence of blackface after the scandals in Virginia, and fact-checked President Trump’s State of the Union address.
Before covering national news with NPR, I was a radio news intern for WUSF Public Media, Tampa Bay’s regional NPR member station. I produced and cultivated news-worthy content for the website and conducted interviews and research for groundbreaking local stories. During my internship, I covered topics such as Hurricane Irma, March For Our Lives, and the Florida Legislature. Check out my Experiences tab for a breakdown of all of my journalistic work!
One of my personal goals is to contribute to the 2020 election coverage of a major network. Some of my other goals include making journalism more interactive for audiences, as well as increasing coverage of the Muslim-American community and uplifting their voices.
Resume available upon request.
You can find me on Twitter @hafiisaa.