BA in Political Science, Univ. of Rhode Island; MSc, Graduate School of Journalism, Columbia Univ. Spent 18 years in the investment management industry; most recently, Managing Director, investment company. 2009, joined CNN as Production Assistant, Christiane Amanpour's original news programme, Amanpour; later, Associate Producer, Anderson Cooper 360°; currently, International Correspondent, Lagos, Nigeria. Among the first journalists to arrive in Haiti to cover the 2010 earthquake. Has reported on the plight of trafficked children in Haiti. 2012, covered the Occupy Nigeria movement. Has contributed to CNN's Marketplace Africa.