Aida Alami is a freelance journalist who covers North Africa. She has had her work published in: The New York Times, Al Jazeera English, Foreign Policy, USA Today, Bloomberg among others. She grew up in Marrakesh in Morocco and moved to New York City at the age of 18. She got her BA in Media Studies from Hunter College in 2006 and her Masters in Journalism from Columbia University in 2009. Alami’s website is here.