Hi! I'm Eileen. 


I'm a New York City-based independent journalist. 

My writing has appeared in print, online, and on stage at The New York Times, Nikkei Asian ReviewNPR, Backchannel, and TEDxBrussels, among others.  (Selected writing clips here.) 

In my previous professional life, I was a new media entrepreneur. I spent two years in Kabul, Afghanistan, as the founder of Impassion Afghanistan, a civic media start-up and the country's first digital media agency, and later launched Innovations Online for the MIT Press Innovations Journal. Check out my LinkedIn for a full professional history. I'm also available for consulting, speaking, and editing.  

I'm really into rock climbing, and quite ritualistic about good coffee. 

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These are profiles about my work and me. My own writing can be found here