Clarissa Pharr is a New York-based freelance journalist and editor. She is pursuing a Master of Science degree at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Clarissa's interest in multi-media storytelling has brought her to Egypt, Turkey, China, India and the UK, where she has produced original content for publications including AlertNet Climate of The Thomson Reuters Foundation, Daily News Egypt, The Majalla, Patch.com, Cairo360, amNew York and ArteEast.