Nada Bakri is a Lebanese American journalist who covered the Middle East for more than a decade for newspapers including The Washington Post, The New York Times and the Daily Star. Bakri was based in Beirut and Baghdad throughout her career. She covered the 2006 July war between Israel and Hezbollah, violence in Iraq, and the Arab spring. Bakri also writes essays that regularly appear in major publications. She contributed to an anthology called “Our Women on the Ground” about her experience as a journalist working in the Middle East. Bakri received an MS from the Graduate School of Journalism at Columbia University. She currently lives in Cambridge, MA with her son.