Hi! I'm Eileen.
I am an independent journalist that has reported from Afghanistan, China, Mexico, and both rural and urban parts of the United States. My work has been supported by the International Women's Media Foundation's Adelante Reporting Fellowship and appeared in publications such as the New York Times, Wired, NPR, and Nikkei Asian Review, among others. Read my writing.
In addition to my reporting, I was a media entrepreneur and editor that spent two and a half years in Kabul, Afghanistan, where I founded Impassion Afghanistan, the country's first digital media agency, and Paiwandgah, Afghanistan's largest citizen journalism platform. For this work, I 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, I served as the launch editor of Innovations Online, the digital platform of the MIT Press Innovations Journal.
Outside of journalism, I am an avid (but amateur) rock climber, and always on the prowl for good food and great coffee.
[top photo credit: Lorenzo Tugnoli, Kabul 2013]