Rashida Kamal is a data journalist at the Guardian and a co-founder of Trash Club, a community platform for the investigation of waste and waste infrastructure. She is a recent graduate of NYU’s Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), where she learned how to take apart rotary phones; build pneumatic, exploding cakes; and play around antennas to talk and listen. From 2020 to 2021, she also served as a research fellow in the department, and led the technical and conceptual implementation of their syllabus archive.
In her ample (ha!) free time, she likes to throw elaborate dinner parties for close friends, read nonfiction, and paint with an assortment of materials.