Shabnam Danesh graduated from American University with a master of arts in journalism and public affairs, fulfilling a childhood dream of becoming a journalist. Prior to journalism, she worked in variety of sectors, including criminal justice research, legal administration, financial services and client account management. She also holds a master of science in Criminal Justice from Northeastern University, a bachelor’s degree in psychology from University of Rhode Island, and a certificate in paralegal studies from Boston University.
She is also fluent in Farsi.
She hopes to leverage her unique experience and background to be a successful crime and justice reporter. She is also a proud cat mom to two flame-point Siamese cats, Scarlett and Phoenix.