Hi, I’m Eba.
I am a digital strategist and a journalist. I love helping news organizations and nonprofits find their audiences.
I’ve been in the news business for 15 years. In that time, I’ve done a little bit of everything: reporting, copy editing, page and web design, web production, social media management, audience engagement, newsletter strategy and editing, organizing in-person audience events, and more. I’ve led teams, and I’ve trained dozens of other journalists in multiple newsrooms on digital tools and technology, online efficiency and best practices.
I’ve often felt that while I love journalism, the perfect role for me in a newsroom hasn’t yet been created. So I like to learn new skills, take on new jobs and teach other people what I’ve developed — all while incorporating bits of everything I picked up along the way.
I care about my work, but there’s more to me, too.
I’m also a journaler, a daydreamer and a stargazer. I was born in the country of Sudan, raised in the state of Mississippi and now live in New York City with my wife. I read a lot, draw a lot and take a lot of road trips. (I’ve visited 43/50 states in the U.S.)
I craft and DIY and hand-letter and practice calligraphy. I sometimes teach art lessons on embroidery and painting to children. I like books and cats and laughter. I like writing and hula-hooping. I drink a lot of water and I’m cutting back on coffee. I stargaze and meditate and daydream. Sometimes there’s dancing and cartwheeling. I am passionate about creating and living and stories and suicide prevention and vulnerability.
I appreciate: respected silence; thoughtfulness; perfectly spiced chai; getting lost.