Mariam is a broadcast journalist with more than 10 years in radio broadcasting. She currently splits her time between family, work and getting the word “hijabalicious” into the dictionary. She has been wearing hijab for more than 18 years (she’s still in her 20′s… you do the math) and knows just how hard it is to be a hijabi.
Mariam started as a volunteer for the Illinois Radio Reader where she read books and newspapers on a special radio frequency for the visually impaired.
In college she worked for the local modern rock station then known as WGPU 107.1 “The Planet”. Her roles included reporter, news anchor, DJ and News Director.
Mariam also interned for the news department at the local CBS affiliate station WCIA channel 3 and wrote a weekly column for the University paper “The Daily Illini” several of her columns were picked up nationally.