Christina Maria Paschyn, MS and MA, is a lecturer in the journalism department at Northwestern University in Qatar. She is also a freelance multimedia journalist and is available for reporting projects in the Middle East. She currently contributes to several local magazines, including Qatar Happening, Time Out Doha, Glam magazine and Abode magazine.
Paschyn has reported for major news organizations across the globe, including TIME Magazine and the CBS News bureau in London, E News in Johannesburg, and KVRR-TV as the station’s political correspondent in D.C. In 2009 she reported on the Gaza War for CNN as well as WEWS News Channel 5 in Cleveland. Most recently she covered the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and the Fukushima crisis for the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting. Her work has appeared in the Chicago Journal, Women’s eNews and the Christian Science Monitor website, among other publications.
Paschyn earned a MA in Middle East Studies at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev as a Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar to Israel. She also earned a BS and MS in broadcast journalism from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University through its Accelerated Master’s Degree Program. As an undergraduate, she studied abroad at the American University in Cairo, where she focused on refugee rights and mentored Sudanese refugees. She speaks Ukrainian fluently and plans to continue studying Arabic while in Doha.