Rosemary Misdary is a 2020-2021 Kroc Fellow.
Before coming to NPR, she freelanced and interned at WNYC, where she covered the George Floyd protests and New York's phased reopening after lockdown for the news desk and worked on the podcast The Stakes. She was a reporter for the New York Post covering crime, courts, prisons, breaking news and the height of the pandemic at the city desk. She interned at the New York Daily News metro desk covering breaking news. She has also worked as a photographer in Egypt and South Africa.
Before becoming a journalist, Misdary was a civil engineer for over 10 years. She got her start designing roads for the DOT, but spent most of her career designing and managing the construction of mass transit and trackwork for the MTA.
Misdary has a bachelor's degree in civil engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a master's degree in Journalism from the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
Nawal El Saadawi — unwilling to be married off at an early age and, in her words, "not really fit for the role of a wife" — coalesced an activist movement that inspired generations of Egyptians.