Journalist and author
Monique El-Faizy is a Paris-based journalist and author. She has written for a wide variety of publications, including The New York Times, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Financial Times, France24, Marie Claire, GQ, Glamour, Moscow Magazine, and the Moscow Guardian, and has lived and worked in Egypt, Russia, Europe, Asia, and the United States. Covering beats ranging from Wall Street to the Arab-American community, she has held staff positions at the New York Daily News, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Associated Press, and the Record of Hackensack. El-Faizy’s work focuses on people or groups that are disenfranchised and/or misunderstood and brings nuance to subjects that are usually depicted in broad strokes. El-Faizy is a former fellow at the World Policy Institute, a former board member of Doctors of the World-USA and the co-founder of Mwikali’s Gift, a 501(c)3 relief organization working in the village of Usalama, Kenya. El-Faizy has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and a MSJ from Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism. Egyptian and Dutch by heritage, she grew up in the United States. She is fluent in Russian and French and speaks a smattering of Arabic.