HI. I'M JULIA SIMON.
I am a radio journalist. I am an investigative business reporter, and I focus on the global oil and gas sector.
I have worked for NPR News, BBC News, APM’s Marketplace and PRI’s The World.
I spent two years as a reporter in Egypt – one year before the revolution, one year after. I spent over a year reporting in Indonesia and I spent this past year reporting in Nigeria.
I speak Egyptian Arabic, Indonesian, Spanish, and conversational French.
I love petroleum economics, salsa dancing and old Hollywood detective movies.
- The University of Chicago, BA with Honors in Middle Eastern Studies, 2009
- Sciences Po, Paris, Kuwait Excellence Scholar in International Energy and Petroleum Economics, 2015-2016
- Nassef Sawiris Fellow, January - June 2009, EGYPT
- Henry Luce Scholar, July 2010 - July 2011, INDONESIA
- Fulbright Fellow, February 2014- April 2015, NIGERIA
- Kuwait Excellence Scholar, August 2015 - May 2016, FRANCE