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Read more about being a Neuffer Fellow and the life changing internships at the Boston Globe and the New York Times.

A masterclass on reporting conflicts, floods, and fires

From Aug 2013 to Aug 2022 The first time I moved to New York City was in Aug 2013. Even before I had found housing, I remember spotting the New York Times building and taking…

The First Month of Reporting for the New York Times

The New York Times building in Manhattan. Image source: Wikipedia My first month at the Times is over, but time passed so fast that it felt more like a week. I have learnt more than…

Power, Privilege, and Influence

MIT’s D-Lab. In our final class for Humanitarian Innovation at MIT’s D-Lab apart from presenting our final projects and our humble inventions, which were all amazing, the class also conducted several power dynamics activities. I…

Everyone Across the World Deserves a HEFAT Training

Learning CPR at the HEFAT retreat in Virginia. Sometimes when you learn a skill a little late in life, you wonder how you’ve been doing okay at life so far, without knowing the skill. That…

Letter Pressing at MIT’s Beaver Press

Step 1: Picking out your leaden letters and arranging them on to the metal plates Apart from working at the Globe and auditing courses at MIT, the Neuffer Fellowship also gives you access and opportunity…

Assignments, Classes, and Projects

Graffiti near Central Station. While I was admiring the alley a posted about a protest and a poster about a film both caught my eye and my takeaway was, always stop to enjoy graffiti. I…

Getting into the Reporting Business

In March, my second month of the Fellowship, I got a really exciting opportunity, to report for the Metro section of the Globe. Even though I technically am part of the editorial team, one of…

The Learning Part of the Fellowship

After a 7-year hiatus from school, I settled into student life as if no time has passed. As an IWMF Elizabeth Neuffer Fellow I was given the chance to take classes at MIT – and…

Arriving in Boston and being greeted by the Snow and the Globe

I arrived in Boston just hours after one of the biggest storms in the city ended. Well, to be fair, I didn’t arrive in Boston, I arrived in Sommerville, a suburb of Boston, where I…