Alexis Okeowo, Journalist
What’s it like working as a foreign correspondent? You’re about to find out. Alexis Okeowo spent a good part of her career in Nigeria, Uganda and Mexico freelancing for various publications/organizations, including the New York Times Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Financial Times and the international news agency, Agence France-Presse. Alexis, who joined the New Yorker as a staff writer in 2015, is working on a book, A Moonless, Starless Sky: Ordinary Women and Men Fighting Extremism in Africa. She shares the challenges and rewards of global reporting as a woman in what’s typically thought of as a man’s world.