I’m Hagar, a visual communicator with over 8 years of experience in editorial media production, social research, broadcast journalism, and nonprofit marketing. As an Egyptian immigrant raised in the United States, my worldview has been shaped by the reality of global inequity and injustice. From a young age, I’ve leaned into creativity as a way to make sense of the world and spread kindness. As a systems-thinking and research-minded creative, I hold a unique position between the media arts and the social sector that has allowed me to advance a number of social causes. I bring a broad creative skillset, an analytical mind, and a compassionate heart to creative projects that intend to bring more good into the world. I believe in the power of creative communication to foster understanding and empathy.
I’ve been a creative collaborator on projects with the Rockefeller Foundation, Thought for Food, IDEO, SecondMuse, Nathan Cummings Foundation, Refugee Solidarity Network, Global Justice Center, Human Rights First, Results 4 America, and more. I previously worked at CNN in international research and media management and have held positions at Coursera, Brave New Films, and Emory University. I’m an Emory University alum with a degree in Sociology and Film & Media Studies. I graduated Summa Cum Laude after defending my senior honors thesis on the media’s role in mass incarceration in the U.S.