Eileen Guo is an independent print and audio journalist that covers communities on the fringe of globalization.
Eileen has reported from Afghanistan, China, Mexico, and across both rural and urban parts of the United States on topics including elections fraud, the national security implications of mistranslation, cross-border fake news, smuggling networks, and poaching. She is particularly interested in borderlands, transnational networks, tech + entrepreneurship cult(ure), and the intersections of identity and politics.
Her work has appeared in the the New York Times online, Wired, HuffPo, Nikkei Asian Review, NPR, as well as in book projects. Her interviews and work have been featured on CBS, Vice, Foreign Policy, Fast Company, and Fox News, among others.
Before focusing on journalism, Eileen was a media entrepreneur and editor that spent two and a half years in Kabul, Afghanistan, where she founded Impassion Afghanistan, the country's first digital media agency, and Paiwandgah, Afghanistan's largest citizen journalism platform. For this work, she was appointed to the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Social Media, and named one of 33 Foreign Policy Leaders Under 33 by Diplomatic Courier magazine. Later, she served as the launch editor of Innovations Online, the digital platform of the MIT Press Innovations Journal.
Eileen is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and Spanish, and has also worked, with limited language support, in Persian (Dari). She is a grantee of the International Women's Media Foundation, and a member of Independent Reporters and Editors (IRE), the Association of Independents in Radio (AIR), and the Society of Professional Journalists. She has completed hostile environment first aid training, is certified in wilderness first aid, and is available for worldwide assignments.