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Aliya majored in magazine journalism with a minor in German at the University of Oregon.

In 2015-2016 she studied abroad in Germany, where she wrote about the election, refugees and traveled to Bosnia to write about the aftermath of the Bosnian War.

After graduating from the University of Oregon, She completed an internship at Capital Press, in Salem, Oregon, as part of the 2017 Charles Snowden Excellence in Journalism Program.

Aliya now freelances for Capital Press and Country Folks Grower as an agricultural reporter; the Fern Ridge Review, Creswell Chronicle and Tribune News as a general reporter; and The Other Oregon as a writer exploring rural life. She also has bylines at Oregon Jewish Life, The Register-Guard, Acres U.S.A, Ruralite, and Oxygen’s True Crime Network. 

Themes that are present in her work include: human rights issues, overcoming adversary, urban-rural divide, agriculture, education and business.

In her spare time, Aliya enjoys playing ukulele, learning languages, and traveling.