Mariya Karimjee is a freelance writer who lives in Karachi, Pakistan. In the four years she's been living in Karachi, she's reported on Pakistan's first democratic transfer of power, day laborers at a ship breaking yard in Balochistan, and the growing rates of infanticide in Pakistan. She's also written about her experience as a victim of FGM/C, growing up Muslim in Texas and is currently working on a book. She also recaps the CW's The 100 for Vulture. You can check out more of her reporting and writing here. She's represented by Julia Kardon at Mary Evans Inc.
Mariya loves contemporary YA novels, good character dramas on television and the occasional bad romantic comedy. She misses Phish Food ice cream like it's a person who was taken away from her, loves the beach, and a good cup of coffee. She's addicted to dangling earrings and combining as many colors as possible in one outfit.
She graduated with a MS in Magazine Journalism from Columbia University and earned her BA from Mount Holyoke College. She's a former GlobalPost/Kaiser Family Foundation Global Health reporting fellow and was a writer in residence at Hedgebrook where she was a recipient of the 2015 Elizabeth George Award.