Kyana is a multimedia producer from the San Francisco Bay area. In 2009 she graduated from Sarah Lawrence College in New York, with a Bachelors in writing and literature. In 2014, she received her Masters in Oral History from Columbia University, where she produced and archived a multimedia collection of oral histories with Iranian American families. While working on A Country Between, Kyana received multiple arts grants and scholarships—one of which took her to Dushanbe, Tajikistan to continue with her work. As an oral historian, she has had the pleasure to conduct interviews, transcribe and edit oral history transcripts, produce and publish audio and video clips, and archive invaluable narratives with Democracy Now! Productions, The 1947 Partition Archive, The Fortune Society in Queens, NY, Columbia Universities' Center for Oral History Rule of Law Guantanamo Bay Oral History Project and WKCR/Center for Jazz Studies Oral History Project.
In the last decade Kyana has worked as a writer and editor with numerous publications. Her most recent projects have been with AFAR Media, Project Bly, Rick Steves' Europe, and Moon Travel Guides. Her work as an audio and video producer has given her the chance to collaborate with a number of artists, historians, activists, and media outlets. As a contractor, she has worked with a diverse group of clients—from global nonprofits to musicians and small, family owned companies. Today, Kyana works as freelance writer and editor, as well as an independent oral historian and multimedia producer.
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