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I'm Momina — a New York-based journalist covering business, technology, culture, and social issues.
I graduated in May '20 with an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School where I focused on data, investigative, and visual journalism. Shortly after, I interned as a financial reporter at The Block in New York — a news and research startup focused on the digital assets space. Currently, I work as part of a three-member team of journalists and software engineers building a newsroom organizational tool in partnership with Columbia's Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Additionally, I am also working as part of the wealth team at Forbes to investigate and analyze the wealth of the world's richest people for its World's Billionaires 2021 issue.
Born and brought up in Pakistan, I started my journalism career by digging deeper into some of the most prevalent social issues in the country. A few highlights of such topics include investigating enforced disappearances of young men by intelligence agencies, shedding light on the underground psychedelic culture in Pakistan, and reporting on the lack of PTSD therapy for young survivors of terrorist attacks in the country. In addition to reporting, I have also fact-checked 60+ stories for the Herald magazine in Pakistan.