Iliana is a producer and writer who uses the layers of her identity as a Somali-American to understand the world. She currently works at AJ+, Al Jazeera's digital media project. She worked the voter suppression beat in 2020. In 2019-2021, she freelanced on international and domestic stories for VICE World News, Teen Vogue, Elle Magazine and Scalawag Magazine. She helped two digital launches at CBS News and BBC News. At CBS, she was a morning show producer and an Assignment Editor. At BBC, she produced several experimental shorts for the English, Arabic, and Persian services.