About Me

I’m currently a graduate student at NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where I take apart rotary phones, build exploding cakes, and play around antennas to talk and listen. I was previously in a dual Computer Science & Journalism masters program at Columbia - after one year, I left in pursuit of wilder curricula. Beyond my addiction to higher education, I’ve also worked as a data journalist in residence at Enigma Technologies (check out my charts, games, and interactives), a research fellow at the Brown Institute for Media Innovation, and a special assistant in the White House Fellows Office (under the Obama Administration). I organized and participated in quite a bit of local civic engagement efforts in undergrad, and those lessons in leadership and justice still shape my interests today.

View bits of code messes, if you’d like: rashidakamal