Hello, weary traveler, my name is Yousef and I'm a Kuwaiti journalist & writer based in Washington D.C.
I realized how much I loved storytelling the moment I got too old for my mother's on-the-spot, epic bedtime stories. Now, to keep that love watered and healthy, I tell stories of my own.
I've been a writer for over a decade and a journalist since 2017. I've worked as a football writer for the18.com, reporting on the 2018 FIFA World Cup to covering U.S. soccer. I've also done fact-checking & data analysis during the 2018 U.S. midterm elections for NBC's 9News Denver.
The usual suspects of my writing are politics, media and culture all within the intersections of globalization. I also cover stories on Arab-Americana and the Gulf Arab states. As for investigative work, I spent over a year, from late 2017 to 2019, diving into the odd yet perilous world of neo-Nazism & romanticized ethno-nationalism.
In my spare time, weightlifting, comic book collecting and working on my novel are the things that make me the happiest.
University of Colorado at Boulder alum (SKO BUFFS!) with a BA in Journalism, minor in Economics and a certificate in international media. My MA in Journalism and Public Affairs is currently pending completion with the American University in D.C.
Future goals include owning a dog.