Tasneem Raja

American journalist. Born in Camden, New Jersey, Raja is a graduate of the school of journalism at the University of California at Berkeley. Raja was an interactive journalism producer at the Bay Citizen and a features reporter at the Chicago Reader before joining Mother Jones, where, in addition to her work as interactive editor on the magazine's web productions, she wrote articles on anything and everything—from presidential politics to the National Weather Service's psychedelic maps of Hurricane Sandy, with particular attention to new media and the often-second-class role of women in the tech industry. The business magazine Fast Company named her "one of the smartest people on Twitter." In 2014 she became digital editor of National Public Radio's Code Switch Team, which focuses on "overlapping themes of race, ethnicity and culture, how they play out in our lives and communities, and how all of this is shifting." See also npr.org/sections/codeswitch.