Meet the team

We’re digital journalists studying on the MA Interactive Journalism course at City, University of London. Interhacktives is where we share our learning and report on the latest trends in digital, social and data driven journalism.

Emily Garber

Emily Garber

Social Media Producer (Instagram)

American living in London. Former editor of The Tab at Indiana University. Gluten-free and veg foodie.

Pina Schipani

Pina Schipani

Analytics and Reporting

Born and raised in Italy, Pina Schipani is a journalist and a traveller. Interested in digital storytelling and social media. Environmental issues are her current obsession.

Phoebe Baker

Phoebe Baker

Social Media Editor

A British-Canadian exploring the world of journalism. Lover of fashion, health, travel and trends.

Anna Makeeva

Anna Makeeva

Newsletter Editor

Interactive media journalist. I'm interested in data journalism and news verification. Formerly a reporter at Russia’s Kommersant newspaper.

Hywel Davies

Hywel Davies

Social Media Editor

Interactive journalism student, interested in digital and video storytelling. Formerly TV correspondent, producer at the BBC, Al Jazeera, CNN, Deutsche Welle etc. Welsh rugby fan.

Ana Clara Paniago

Clara is a recent University of Warwick graduate and a former co-editor-in-chief of The Boar. She's always looking for the next "big thing", whether that is Apple News or the latest trendy Brazilian café.

Nichola Carroll

Nichola Carroll

Analytics and Reporting

Multi-platform news producer with an interest in audience engagement and social media. Passions include travelling the globe, charity work and reading fashion magazines (with lots of coffee!).

Laura Khalil

Laura Khalil

SEO Editor

I am a graduate of Queen’s University and I have recently moved to London to explore interactive storytelling and social media. I am passionate about anything that falls in the realm of arts & culture.

Arnaldur Sigurdarson

Arnaldur Sigurdarson

Podcast Editor

Icelandic journalist living in London. Likes to geek out over data and dig into the world of investigative journalism. Obsessed with conflicts and all things Canadian. Hopes to be the owner of a corgi-husky mix and a chameleon someday.

Zahra Warsame

Zahra Warsame

Newsletter Editor

Postgraduate Interactive Journalism at City University of London.

Dina Aboughazala

Dina Aboughazala

Analytics and Reporting

Egyptian journalist trying to get my head around the fast-paced changes to the profession. Passionate about social media and a firm believer in the power of data journalism. A glass half-full kind of person!

Francesco Zaffarano

Francesco Zaffarano

Twitter Editor

Born and raised in Milan, Italy, he has been working as social media and engagement editor for the last four years for Italian and British publications. Obsessed with media innovation, he is a proud volunteer at Hacks/Hackers London.

Lucie Heath

Journalist with an interest in data, coding, housing and local issues. Born in Scotland, lived in Melbourne and Berlin. Loves camping and being outside.

Peter Chappell

Peter Chappell

Podcast Editor

Is a writer and journalist from South London.

Anisa Holmes

Anisa Holmes

Data Editor

American data journalist and designer currently living in London. Interested in storytelling, elections, civic participation, design and tech.

Hibah Zarour

Hibah Zarour

Social Media Producer (Instagram)

World traveller. Always on fleek because I worked as a TV presenter. Interactive journalism student. Interested in news verification.

Pavan Mahal

Pavan Mahal

Video Editor

MA Interactive Journalism student interested in all things data, digital and pop culture related