Annika Hammerschlag is a French and English speaking freelance reporter and photographer based in Dakar, Senegal. Her bylines include The Daily Beast, Associated Press, Quartz, VOA and The Village Voice, among others. She is a former staff reporter and photojournalist for the Naples Daily News/USA Today Network and a former photojournalist for The Daily Bruin. She holds an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School, a B.A. from UCLA and was a 2016 Overseas Press Club Scholar.