HI. I'M JULIA SIMON.
I am a radio journalist based in Lagos, Nigeria. I focus on oil and gas reporting.
I have worked for APM’s Marketplace, PRI’s The World, NPR News, and BBC News.
I spent two years as a reporter in Egypt – one year before the revolution, one year after. I've also reported from Tunisia and Kenya, and I spent over a year reporting in Indonesia.
I speak Egyptian Arabic, Indonesian, and Spanish.
I love economics, soccer, hiking, and old Hollywood detective movies.
- The University of Chicago, BA with Honors in Middle Eastern Studies, 2009
- Nassef Sawiris Fellow, January - June 2009, EGYPT
- Henry Luce Scholar, July 2010 - July 2011, INDONESIA
- Fulbright Fellow, In 2014, NIGERIA