I am a freelance multimedia journalist and social enterprise co-founder, based between the US and the Middle East. 

In 2011, I moved from Baltimore, Maryland to Amman, Jordan to pursue a Fulbright research fellowship (2011-12).  Until 2015, I continued to work and live between Amman and Jerash as a social enterprise co-founder, and a non-profit consultant. I worked with several women entrepreneurs in Jordan in order to document their stories, and empower other women entrepreneurs to pursue their dreams of owning a business. I even founded a social enterprise in the process.  

This was also the beginning of my career in multimedia storytelling and journalism.

My current roles include working as a reporter/producer for the podcast Kerning Cultures, as well as a freelance multimedia journalist. I've produced content for BuzzFeed, WNYC, NY Daily News and the Bucks County Herald, as well as the MENA entrepreneurship news platform, Wamda

I'm available for freelance assignments in the US and the greater MENA region. 

Contact me direct at: sofia(dot)jacqueline(at)gmail(dot)com 


Awards:

2017 Patron's Award. Phillips' Mill Photographic Exhibition. "How it Feels to be Free #2." 


FAQ:

What's in your bag?

Canon 5D mk III; Canon 70D; Canon EF 24-70 f2.8; Canon EFS 18-135 f3.5; Canon EFS 24mm "pancake" f2.8; tripod; monopod; Zoom H5; Rode shotgun microphone; RodeLink wireless filmmaker kit. Argus A-Four.  

What editing tools do you use?

Adobe Photoshop; Adobe Premiere Pro; Adobe Audition; Hindenburg. 

Do you shoot events?  

Yes.  Rates vary, so please contact me to discuss further in detail what you are looking for in a package, and we can work together to best document your event! 

What is your social enterprise?

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