Siraj Datoo was an editorial intern at Quartz. He graduated from the University of Warwick in French with International Studies. Before coming to Quartz, he interned with The Guardian, The Times, BuzzFeed UK and also wrote a column on French politics for the British newspaper, The Muslim News. He was named the Young Journalist of the Year at the Muslim Writers' Awards 2011 for his articles on human rights and racial profiling, and also founded the Guardian Student Media Awards 2011 Runner Up Website of the Year, The Student Journals, the previous year. Although he hails from Long Island, he's spent an 18-year hiatus away from New York, during which time he lived in England, Tanzania, France and Syria. He probably misses Damascus the most.