historianAs a PhD Candidate at Rice University, I am studying “Nationalism, Religion, and the Impact of Foreign Interventions in Egypt.” I expect to complete my dissertation in 2018.


PhotographerAs a creative break from my studies, I enjoy  photography. Most of my photography is portraits and events. This hobby/job provides me with opportunities to learn new things, make new connections.

JournalistBetween March 2003 and December 2017, I was Producing/Hosting a Houston-based radio show. After hundreds of hours and thousands of interviews on a wide range of topics, the show was carried by more than a dozen stations in the U.S. and Europe. In December 2017 I decided to put more of my focus on the PhD. The show is now on hold until I complete my studies.