Independent journalist


About Eileen

Eileen Guo is an independent print journalist that covers communities on the fringe. She has reported from Afghanistan, China, and Mexico -- for the latter with a reporting fellowship from the International Women's Media Foundation.  Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and Nikkei Asian Review, among others. Read Eileen's writing.

In addition to her own writing and reporting, Eileen is a proven media entrepreneur and editor. She 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. In recognition of 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.

Outside of writing, Eileen is an avid (but amateur) rock climber, and is always on the hunt for good food and great coffee.