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Sophia Ahmadi

Sophia Ahmadi covers Human Rights for Uptown Radio. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a degree in French and Spanish. Before moving to New York, she worked in radio for Monocle 24 in London on its morning news show, which covered international news and business. Find her on Instagram @sophia_c_ahmadi and on Twitter @AhmadiSophia

 

Email:  scb2190@columbia.edu

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Sophia Ahmadi

Sophia Ahmadi covers Human Rights for Uptown Radio. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a degree in French and Spanish. Before moving to New York, she worked in radio for Monocle 24 in London on its morning news show, which covered international news and business. Find her on Instagram @sophia_c_ahmadi and on Twitter @AhmadiSophia

 

Email:  scb2190@columbia.edu

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Cynthia Betubiza

Cynthia Betubiza is a NYC-based writer and journalist passionate about politics, labor, health equity, trans rights, the environment, social justice, and the arts. She is currently pursuing her M.S. at Columbia Journalism School, specializing in multimedia. Outside interests include Netflix cooking shows, music, movies, creative writing, anything having to do with the African continent, comedy, and podcasts that remind her that the world is still a beautiful place. Find her on Twitter @CynthiaBetubiza.

 

Email: cynthiabetubiza@gmail.com

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Cynthia Betubiza

Cynthia Betubiza is a NYC-based writer and journalist passionate about politics, labor, health equity, trans rights, the environment, social justice, and the arts. She is currently pursuing her M.S. at Columbia Journalism School, specializing in multimedia. Outside interests include Netflix cooking shows, music, movies, creative writing, anything having to do with the African continent, comedy, and podcasts that remind her that the world is still a beautiful place. Find her on Twitter @CynthiaBetubiza.

 

Email: cynthiabetubiza@gmail.com

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Alex Colletta

Alex Colletta covers education for Uptown Radio. Born and raised in California, Alex graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012 with a degree in English Literature. Before coming to Columbia Journalism School, he worked in marketing at a tech company in San Diego. In his free time, Alex enjoys getting outdoors, discovering new music, and working on creative projects with friends.

 

You can reach him at ajc2274@columbia.edu or on Twitter: @alexcolletta.

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Alex Colletta

Alex Colletta covers education for Uptown Radio. Born and raised in California, Alex graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012 with a degree in English Literature. Before coming to Columbia Journalism School, he worked in marketing at a tech company in San Diego. In his free time, Alex enjoys getting outdoors, discovering new music, and working on creative projects with friends.

 

You can reach him at ajc2274@columbia.edu or on Twitter: @alexcolletta.

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Sophia Ahmadi

Sophia Ahmadi covers Human Rights for Uptown Radio. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a degree in French and Spanish. Before moving to New York, she worked in radio for Monocle 24 in London on its morning news show, which covered international news and business. Find her on Instagram @sophia_c_ahmadi and on Twitter @AhmadiSophia

 

Email:  scb2190@columbia.edu

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Cynthia Betubiza

Cynthia Betubiza is a NYC-based writer and journalist passionate about politics, labor, health equity, trans rights, the environment, social justice, and the arts. She is currently pursuing her M.S. at Columbia Journalism School, specializing in multimedia. Outside interests include Netflix cooking shows, music, movies, creative writing, anything having to do with the African continent, comedy, and podcasts that remind her that the world is still a beautiful place. Find her on Twitter @CynthiaBetubiza.

 

Email: cynthiabetubiza@gmail.com

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Alex Colletta

Alex Colletta covers education for Uptown Radio. Born and raised in California, Alex graduated from the University of California, Santa Barbara in 2012 with a degree in English Literature. Before coming to Columbia Journalism School, he worked in marketing at a tech company in San Diego. In his free time, Alex enjoys getting outdoors, discovering new music, and working on creative projects with friends.

 

You can reach him at ajc2274@columbia.edu or on Twitter: @alexcolletta.

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Sophia Ahmadi

Sophia Ahmadi covers Human Rights for Uptown Radio. She graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2016 with a degree in French and Spanish. Before moving to New York, she worked in radio for Monocle 24 in London on its morning news show, which covered international news and business. Find her on Instagram @sophia_c_ahmadi and on Twitter @AhmadiSophia

 

Email:  scb2190@columbia.edu

2021 Staff

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Renee Darline Roden

Renée Darline Roden is a dual-degree student in journalism and religion at Columbia University. A native of Eden Prairie, Minnesota, she's a staunch apologist for both the Midwest and Manhattan north of 96th Street. Follow her at @ReNEIGHimahorse or reneedarlineroden.com.

Nicole Elizabeth McNulty

Nicole McNulty covers education for Uptown Radio. A former competitive snowboarder, she previously freelanced while traveling in her van, Pearl, throughout the West. Her work has appeared in the Boulder Weekly, Salt Lake City Weekly and West Side Rag. Follow her on Twitter @nicole_mcnulty and Instagram @nicole_mcnulty.

Megan Hui Ming Zerez

Megan Zerez covers politics for Uptown Radio. A former bioengineering researcher, she is a certified data nerd. She is originally from Honolulu, Hawaii. Her work has appeared on Dallas' public radio station, KERA; Texas Standard; WNYC; Gothamist; West Side Rag and The City. See what's she up to at meganzerez.com or follow her on Twitter @meganzerez.

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Leyla Doss

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Katie Anastas

Leyla Doss covers national politics for Uptown Radio. She is also a communications manager at Just Vision Media. She covered Egyptian politics and current affairs for The Guardian, the Financial Times, Egypt Independent and others. She also co-founded Mada Masr, an award-winning Egypt-based news outlet. Follow her on Twitter @LeylaDoss or Instagram @LeylaDoss.

Kate Stockrahm covers science and tech for Uptown Radio. She graduated from the University of Michigan before moving to Washington, D.C., where she successfully avoided politics by working in events and tourism. Her stories have appeared in Columbia News Service. Follow her on Twitter @kstockrahm and Instagram @stock.up.

Katie Anastas covers city services for Uptown Radio. Previously, she was a production assistant at NPR Music. Her work has also appeared in the Seattle Times. Follow her on Twitter at @KatieAnastas.

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Karen Maniraho

Hayley Zhao

Hayley Zhao covers environment for Uptown Radio. She is a full-time M.S. student at Columbia Journalism School. Before coming to Columbia, she was the health editor at a Chinese-English bilingual newspaper based in Boston. Twitter: @HayleyYiming.

Jack Stone Truitt

Jack Stone Truitt covers business and the economy for Uptown Radio. A graduate of the University of Washington, his work has appeared in the Seattle Times. Follow him on Twitter @jackstonetruitt.

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Arcelia Martin

Arcelia Martin covers immigration for Uptown Radio. She grew up in San Diego, California, and received her B.A. in Journalism from Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington. She's always looking for fun surf and good stories. Follow her on Twitter @arcelitamartin.

Catharine Smith

Cat Smith covers intellectual and cultural life for Uptown Radio. Previously, she was an editor at HuffPost for 10 years, covering economic inequality, environmental racism, public health, technology and business. Follow her on Twitter @catharinemsmith or Instagram @catattack91686.

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Fei Lu

Fei Lu covers Arts & Culture for Uptown Radio. She holds an MA in Fashion Studies from Parsons School of Design. Her work has appeared in MIC, Paper Magazine, LGBTQ Nation and more. She also founded Inherent Magazine, a digital publication showcasing mental health stories. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram at @thisisfeilu, and check out her portfolio at thisisfeilu.com