Rebecca Byerly is an international journalist who has reported for TIME, National Geographic, Wall Street
Journal, The Daily Beast, CNN and other major media organizations. With proven skills in print, film, and
radio she has reported extensively from Asia and was one of the only international correspondents
based in Kashmir from 2009-2010. Rebecca has also worked in development in Kabul, Afghanistan and
New Delhi, India. A graduate of American University, in Washington D.C., Rebecca’s educational
background is in Peace and Conflict Resolution. She is a Boren National Security Scholar, Rotary
Ambassadorial Scholar, and Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting fellowship recipient.
EDUCATION AND FELLOWSHIPS__________________________________________________________
Bachelor of Arts in International Studies, American University, School of International Service,
Washington, D.C. May 2006 Peace and Conflict Resolution, with a focus in the Middle East and North Africa
American University in Cairo, Egypt 2004-2005
Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Fellowship, Kashmir, India 2009
Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar, New Delhi, India 2007-2008
Boren National Security Scholar, Cairo, Egypt 2004-2005
JOURNALISM, FILM, AND RADIO EXPERIENCE ________________________________________________
Articles and Videos on Economy, Politics, Culture
January 2011 – Present
"How Should India's Budget Tackle Food Inflation?"
"India's Hot Art Bizzare"
Articles and Videos on Kashmir
August 2009 - Present
Reporting for TIME.com, Rebecca shot and produced two exclusive videos that showed the struggle of Kashmiri
youth and how this generation is using the tools of social media to protest. Given the importance of Kashmir to
the stability of South Asia and the United States, these stories offered rare insight into the realities on the ground
in one of the world’s most militarized regions.
"Kashmiri Leaders Seek New Path"
Al Jazeera English
“Kashmir’s climate frontline-Climate SOS”
Voice of America
"Kashmir Entrepreneurs Seek to Region's Agriculture"
International Sports Journalism
Al Jazeera English Sports
January - August 2009
May - August 2008
National Geographic Weekend Radio
OTHER PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE_______________________________________________________
Communications Liaison, Chintan Environmental Research Group, New Delhi, India
July 2007 - April 2008
- Coordinated relationships between Chintan’s slum schools and private schools in New Delhi
- Worked with various municipalities in Delhi to improve the rights of waste pickers
Contracted Finance Liaison, Aina Media Development Group, Kabul, Afghanistan
May 2006 - July 2006
- Worked with local Afghan and international employees to monitor project funding
- Evaluated media projects to monitor success
Distinguished panelist on conferences held on Kashmir, India, Pakistan and U.S. relations
Committed to education, I have taught at schools in the United States and across the globe
2004 - Present
- Lecturer at American University, Bill Gentile’s Photo Journalism Class and Akbar Ahmed Islamic Studies course
- Teaching Assistant, Colman McCarthy “Politics of Peace” Wilson Senior High School, Washington, D.C.
- Taught environmental education to public school children in New Delhi, India
- English Tutor to students in Sudan, Palestine, and Egypt
Author, “Palestinian School Children’s Access to Education in the West Bank”
Author, “Possibilities of the Kurds in Turkey Forming Their Own State”
Proficient in Final Cut Pro and Canon Video & Still Imaging Equipment (JVC 100U, Canon HV40 & Cannon T2i)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel)