Michelle Arrouas is a Danish-French journalist who recently moved to New York from Hong Kong, where she pursued a master’s degree in International Affairs. Formerly a European Correspondent for Politiken, Arrouas covered the Arab Spring in Tunisia, the referendum of South Sudan and the UN climate summit in Mexico. She’s worked with Hearst news service D.C. bureau, the New Times Rwanda and now serves as the web master for Contact Michelle Arrouas at or via Twitter @MichelleArrouas

Gurman Bhatia is a reporter and a photo editor for The Brooklyn Ink. She hails from New Delhi where she completed her undergraduate degree in journalism earlier this year. Before coming to the United States, she wrote about the technology and social media sector in India. She also served as the Chief Web Editor of DU Beat, India’s largest independent student publication. Bhatia aspires to use multi-media and interactive forms of storytelling as a technology and business journalist. Gurman Bhatia can be reached at or by Twitter @gurmanbhatia

Cherno Baba Jallow is a reporter for The Brooklyn Ink. Born in Gambia, West Africa, Jallow an experienced reporter with The Daily Observer, the only daily in Gambia at the time, where he published news articles on politics, rural life, and sports. He has written for the New African magazine in London, serviced as a public relation officer for the Gambia Press Union, USA, and is a contributing editor for My Basse, a community website in the United States. Jallow is a graduate of Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan and holds a degree in economics. Contact Cherno Jallow at or via Twitter @ChernoBJallow

Alexandra Kukulka is a reporter for The Brooklyn Ink. Born and raised in Chicago, she holds a Bachelor of Art in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Kukulka began her reporting career as the Associate Editor of the student newspaper The Columbia Chronicle and interned at Time Out Chicago, The Chicago Tribune, and Chicago Magazine. She is currently an M.S. candidate in the Toni Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism; Alexandra Kukulka can be reached at or Twitter @Akukulka11

Chloe Mamelok is a reporter for The Brooklyn Ink. Originally from Manchester, England, she is a graduate of Queen Mary, University of London and holds a bachelor’s in History. Mamelok has interned for BBC World Service and BBC News and Current Affairs. Before coming to New York City, she spent time in South America and hopes to cover immigration and foreign affairs in the future. Contact Chloe Mamelok at or via Twitter @chloemamelok.

Nardos G. Mesmer is a reporter and the assistant editor for The Brooklyn Ink. Eritrean by nationality and raised in Silver Spring, Maryland, Mesmer graduated from The City University of New York, Brooklyn College with a B.A. in English. A former intern for the Manhattan Borough President’s office and Hearst Business Media, Mesmer has published articles on art, lifestyle, and fashion for start-up magazines DOWNTOWN NYC and Contact Nardos G. Mesmer at or Twitter @nrdsmsmr.

Gregoire Molle was born and raised in France. A 2013 graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies, Sciences Po, he also studied Australian Political Science and U.S. polices toward the Middle East as an exchange student in Australia. A former radio intern for the local Parisian radio Vivre FM, Molle produced daily stories for its news show. His work also appears on, a business news website. Contact Gregoire Molle at or Twitter @GregoireMolle

Asaf Shalev is a reporter and a photo editor for The Brooklyn Ink. Growing-up between Israel and Los Angeles he received his undergraduate degree in political science from UC Berkeley, where he wrote for the student paper. Once the online news editor and print copy editor for the Israeli daily Haaretz in Tel Aviv, Shalev is now a Stabile investigative reporting fellow at Columbia  Journalism School. Contact Asaf Shalev at and via Twitter @asafshaloo

Gautham Thomas is a reporter for the Brooklyn Ink. Born in India and raised in California, Gautham graduated from UC Berkeley, where he served as a city reporter for The Daily Californian, UC Berkeley’s independent student newspaper. He’s previously interned for The Times of India in Delhi and is currently an M.S. candidate at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Contact Gautham by email at or connect with him via Twitter @gautham_t

Amal Yamusah is a reporter for The Brooklyn Ink. He grew up in Englewood, New Jersey, and is a magna cum laude graduate and Phi Beta Kappa of Morehouse College. While studying at Morehouse, he served as editor of The Maroon Tiger, covering world and local stories for the campus newspaper. With a Bachelor’s in English and minor in political science, journalism and sports, he covered the Atlanta Hawks at the Atlanta Daily World, and served as the editorial intern for Rolling Out magazine. Amal Yamusah can be reached at


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