We're pleased to welcome Ayesha Malik to our team of writers.
She was born in Pakistan and raised in Alaska.
For Spokane Faith & Values she plans to write about Islamaphobia and interfaith issues.
She'll be replacing Hanane Neff-Loutf who provided an important Islamic voice to this site for several months. For personal reasons, is no longer able to contribute.
You can learn more about Malik on her author's page.
Tracy Simmons is an award winning journalist specializing in religion reporting, digital entrepreneurship and social journalism. In her 15 years on the religion beat, Simmons has tucked a notepad in her pocket and found some of her favorite stories aboard cargo ships in New Jersey, on a police chase in Albuquerque, in dusty Texas church bell towers, on the streets of New York and in tent cities in Haiti.
Simmons has worked as a multimedia journalist for newspapers across New Mexico, Texas and Connecticut. Currently she serves as the executive director of SpokaneFAVS.com, a digital journalism start-up covering religion news and commentary in Spokane, Wash. She is also a Scholarly Assistant Professor at Washington State University.