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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.

Bye Bye Boston

On January 24, I closed the door of my Boston apartment and returned the keys to my neighbors, Manuela and Simon, who had become my local family over the course of the fellowship. As we…

Reporter’s Miracle: Interviewing Amartya Sen

Among the adepts of what is (quite snobbishly) called the Polish School of Reportage, we sometimes use the term “a reporter’s miracle”. I’m pretty sure it was coined by one of the School’s forefathers, Mariusz…

Half time: Wrapping up the semester

I’m going to sound ancient, but I can’t help it: how time flies! It feels like a week ago I was on my way to the first classes at MIT and Boston University, and all…

A High-Stakes Game of Chicken: Interviewing the Nobel Peace Prize Winner

Recently, I’ve had the opportunity to work on a story which combined two of my greatest interests – gender and press freedom. I’ve interviewed Maria Ressa, the iconic Filipino journalist and the CEO of Rappler,…

Studying Gender and Development at MIT

Have I already mentioned that choosing the classes to audit in Cambridge triggered the biggest attack of FOMO yours truly has ever experienced? I might have. As a Neuffer fellow, I got to pick from…

Writing my first editorial for the Boston Globe

One of the most exciting parts of my job at the Boston Globe are the weekly editorial board meetings. (Yes, as a Neuffer fellow, I’m a member of the board – another insane fun fact…

Polyester ghosts and first op-eds

The Boston part of the fellowship is ripe with possibilities. As a Neuffer fellow, I’m a part of the editorial board of the Boston Globe, I work as a research fellow at the MIT Center…

First things first: Washington DC

Last year, we were all forced to take a break. Due to COVID-19, the unimaginable happened – the world stood still for a few months, or so it felt. For the first time in the…

Season of Women

My time as the Neuffer Fellow comes to a beautiful end this March. I already feel a hint of the nostalgia I know will engulf me when I finally leave New York, a city which…