Rhonda Roumani Freelance journalist

Rhonda Roumani is a freelance journalist who has covered events in Egypt, Lebanon and Syria for the Christian Science Monitor, the Washington Post, USA Today, the Washington Times, the Chicago Tribune, Newsday, the Boston Globe, Columbia Journalism Review, the Daily Star, The National, Bitterlemons.org and Beliefnet.com. She has also appeared on radio and television shows such as CNN International, NPR's "All Things Considered" and the Washington Post Radio. Before turning to freelancing, Roumani worked as a reporter for the Beirut-based Daily Star, where she covered Syria and other regional issues. She is currently doing research on a generation of progressive Muslim-Americans leaders who began their journey in Islam in Egypt’s jails.