Wesleyan portrait of Rajaa  Elidrissi

Rajaa Elidrissi

Koeppel Journalism Fellow


BA Wesleyan University
MS Columbia University

Rajaa Elidrissi


Rajaa Elidrissi is a Moroccan-American journalist based in Queens, New York. She currently works for Vox as a research producer that focuses on global issues and foreign affairs. At Vox, she’s worked on in-depth video explainers on topics like Cairo’s new capital, corruption in Lebanon and the civil war in Sudan. Before her current role, she started out as an associate producer on Vox’s international documentary series, Vox Borders. 

She holds an M.S. from Columbia Journalism School’s investigative program, where she focused on domestic investigations. At Columbia, Elidrissi led a partnership between Columbia, THE CITY, and Vox to produce a video explainer on how an island in New York became a mass grave. She also holds a BA from Wesleyan University, where she majored in Anthropology and has previous work experiences at CNBC, MSNBC and CNN. 

Elidrissi currently serves on the board of the Arab and Middle Eastern Journalists Association, an organization dedicated to supporting a flourishing community of SWANA heritage journalists.

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Spring 2024
CSPL 268 - 01
Reporting on Global Issues