Salma Loum graduated from Misr International University with a bachelor’s degree in radio and television with a focus on documentary filmmaking. She moved from Cairo, Egypt to the United States at the age of 21 after covering the Egyptian Revolutions from 2011 to 2013. During that time, she worked as a war zone camera operator at Sky News Arabia, BBC Arabia and multiple local news channels. After moving to the U.S., she shifted her career to cinematography and filmmaking, which has been her passion for the last five years. She joined the master’s program as her focus shifted towards human and animals rights’ violations. Her interests include Bikram yoga, hiking and traveling the world. She is excited to use the skills she learns at Stanford University to create effective stories about human rights’ violations around the world.
Salma Loum, MA Class of 2020 Stanford Journalism