Hailing from Birmingham, AL, Shaina's work has taken her to a thorn forest in India, an ice cream shop in Gaza, mushroom houses in the Rwandan hills, a home for retired actresses in Myanmar & many strawberry farms in the Palestinian Territories. A lot of her stories are driven by her interests in women's health & safety, the Middle East and, her favs, food & ag. They’ve been distributed by outlets including Public Radio International, National Public Radio and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting. Her work has been supported by the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the International Women's Media Foundation and more. In her free time, Shaina makes very elaborate snacks. Her colleagues at Snap expect her chocolate-covered dates stuffed with tahini in the office weekly.