Semhar Woldeyesus is a multimedia journalist currently based in New York City.
primary interests are foreign policy and arts reporting.
For five years, Woldeyesus
hosted and produced a weekly current affairs program on CKLN 88.1 FM in Toronto.
career highlights include covering the Gaza food crisis, rising tuition costs, G20 protests and interviewing Malalai Joya, the youngest female elected to the Afghan parliament.
Prior to entering journalism, Semhar worked as a project coordinator for several nonprofit organizations.
In 2008, she
passion for media arts into helping establish a radio journalism program for inner-city youth.
Before moving to New York, she graduated with honors from the University of Toronto, where she received a bachelor's degree and majored in international studies and health studies.
Recently, Semhar was awarded a scholarship from Columbia University and is currently pursuing an M.S. degree at The Graduate School of Journalism.
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