Eileen Guo is an independent print journalist and audio producer that covers communities on the fringe.
Eileen has reported from Afghanistan, China, Mexico, and across both rural and urban parts of the United States on topics including elections fraud, fake news, and smuggling networks. She is particularly interested in telling transnational and cross-border stories — or finding the ways that local stories have transnational/cross-border reverberations.
Her reporting has been published in the the New York Times online, Wired, New York Magazine, HuffPost, NPR, South China Morning Post, Nikkei Asian Review, The Alpinist, as well as in book projects. Her interviews and previous 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.
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.