Meet the Foot in the Door Fellows Class of 2023 — Dua Anjum

Dua Anjum is a multimedia journalist born and raised in Pakistan. She is an M.S. in Journalism graduate from the University of Southern California and has a background in software engineering.

At USC, she was the recipient of the Selden Ring Investigative Journalism Fellowship. She also served as a Managing Editor for USC Annenberg Media, overseeing the publication as a senior leader. Her breaking news coverage of protests against sexual assault on campus became an LA Press Club SoCal Journalism Awards Finalist. She is an FAA Part 107 Certified Commercial Drone Pilot and has guest lectured to graduate-level USC students about using drones in journalism and the FAA certification process.

She is now contributing feature and breaking news stories to the LA Times and NBC News. She reports on lifestyle, culture, social justice and equity with a focus on solution-driven journalism from within underserved communities.