ABOUT KIMIYA

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Kimiya Shokoohi is a journalist

whose work spans across four continents.

 

Kimiya was a part of the core team that launched the Olympic Channel in 2016, and the West Africa-based team that worked on the BBC World Service's World 2020 Africa expansion project. Kimiya is regular contributor to BBC Features, the Globe and Mail, and The New York Times.

 

Kimiya's international work dates back to the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic Games where she was brought on board as the first "IOC Young Reporter" in a pilot program by the International Olympic Committee. Kimiya had her first by-line, a story about British Columbia's connection to presidential inauguration of Barack Obama, published in the Vancouver Sun in 2008.

 

Kimiya was born in Tehran, Iran, before her family fled due to political persecution. They were granted political asylum in the province of Quebec  before becoming Canadian citizens in British Columbia. Today, she lives in the Greater Vancouver Regional District with her adorable kittens Parsa and Olly.