Tahiat Mahboob is the Multimedia Producer and Social Media Editor for Asia Society. She specializes in visual, narrative storytelling. Tahiat graduated from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism with a concentration in Digital Media.
Before joining Asia Society, Tahiat received a Digital Media Associate fellowship to teach at the Columbia Journalism School. She received her BFA from the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City in fashion design, specializing in childrenswear. After graduating she worked as a design studio coordinator in New York City’s Garment District before switching tracks and becoming a community organizer for the Thomas & Jeanne Elmezzi Foundation. At Elmezzi, she worked with housing project residents, local businesses and neighborhood organizations to assess community needs for a long-term development project, Project 126.
Tahiat is originally from Dhaka, Bangladesh where she reported for The Daily Star, covering arts and culture, sustainable design and business.