University of California, Berkeley
ISF-Sultana Zakir Naqvi Scholarship for Journalism and Writing
Alaa (Amy) Mostafa is a multimedia journalist and producer based in the S.F. Bay Area. She is pursuing a master’s degree in audio journalism at the University of California, Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism, where she is a Dean’s Merit Fellow and an ISF Scholar.
Alaa grew up in Cairo, Egypt and Santa Ana, CA. Those places inform her endeavors as a reporter for Oakland North and a producer for KALX today. Alaa’s journalistic training focuses on data and audio. She aims to continue utilizing the mediums to examine issues affecting SWANA diasporic communities and build political and financial literacy through more accessible multimedia content. She is particularly interested in issues around race and equity, gender, health and environmental policy, and immigration. She is a graduate of UCB, where she received a BA in English and minored in Public Policy.
Alaa has reported on science, health, and environment in the city of Anchorage for Alaska Public Media and on city government in Berkeley for KQED Public Radio. Her work also appears on KALW and KALX. In 2016, she launched and managed Timber Lake Camp’s radio broadcasting program in Shandaken, NY.
Areas of interest
- Arts & Culture
- Hate Crimes and Violence
- Public Policy
- Journalism and Media
- Middle Eastern/Near Eastern