Malaka Gharib Malaka Gharib is the deputy editor and digital strategist on NPR's global health and development team.
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Malaka Gharib

Deputy Editor and Digital Strategist, Goats and Soda

Malaka Gharib is the deputy editor and digital strategist on NPR's global health and development team. She covers topics such as the refugee crisis, gender equality and women's health. Her work as part of NPR's reporting teams has been recognized with two Gracie Awards: in 2019 for How To Raise A Human, a series on global parenting, and in 2015 for #15Girls, a series that profiled teen girls around the world.

Gharib is also a cartoonist. She is the artist and author of I Was Their American Dream: A Graphic Memoir, about growing up as a first generation Filipino Egyptian American. Her comics have been featured in NPR, Catapult Magazine, The Believer Magazine, The Nib, The New York Times and The New Yorker.

Before coming to NPR in 2015, Gharib worked at the Malala Fund, a global education charity founded by Malala Yousafzai, and the ONE Campaign, an anti-poverty advocacy group founded by Bono. She graduated from Syracuse University with a dual degree in journalism and marketing.

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How To Care For Older People In The Pandemic (And A Printable Guide!)

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In his role as superhero Black Panther, Chadwick Boseman became the face of the Marvel Cinematic Universe's first film headlined by a Black actor. Cheriss May/NurPhoto via Getty Images hide caption

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'Black Panther' Star Chadwick Boseman Dies Of Cancer At Age 43

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COVID-19 Etiquette: 6 Common Conundrums (And A Printable Pocket Guide)

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Eliza Chikoti, 24, is a mentor to high school girls in Malawi. She is helping girls through their personal problems amid the pandemic — and encouraging them to stay in school. Anke Adams hide caption

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Girls, Has The Pandemic Made You Think Of Quitting School? Call Your Mentor

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