Niki is a Washington D.C.- based journalist, who recently earned her BA in Global Affairs from George Mason University in Fairfax, Va. She is seeking an early-career opportunities in international reporting or researching either in the D.C.-area, another major metropolitan area in the United States or abroad. Her interest lies most directly with migrant issues, immigration, refugees, internal displacement and human trafficking. As the daughter of two Greek immigrants to the US, she seeks to spotlight the lives of those who chose to leave their native countries for a better life or who are forced out of their homes due to forms of corruption or violence.
Niki currently works in the media resource team at Voice of America in Washington, D.C. as a media logger, assisting editors, producers and reporters in news gathering from video feeds. In this position she has also been afforded the opportunity to produced several web videos and written stories. In July 2015, she reported on migrants, the economic crisis and the local culture during a month-long study in Valencia, Spain with IEI Media. She has interned in the past for World Affairs Journal, The Hill newspaper and C-SPAN and worked for Fourth Estate, George Mason University’s student newspaper and the Prince William/Leesburg Today.
Niki’s academic experience in the interdisciplinary global affairs courses specifically focuses on global governance. The curriculum that she followed in her undergraduate studies covered the social, political and economic aspects of governance, including human rights, international economic policy and international relations theory, to name a few. Niki also participated in the George Mason University’s Global Politics Fellows program in Arlington, Va.