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Nilou Shahbandi


Niloufar is a former intern based in San Diego, California, who joined Marketplace in 2023.

A graduate of the University of California, San Diego, Nilou worked at her college newspaper, The UCSD Guardian, all through her college years, serving as news editor in her senior year. She received a scholarship for her investigative work at the paper and hopes to pursue reporting and production in the future.

Nilou spends her free time going to the beach, weightlifting or thrifting for used books and clothes. Having several cross-country moves under her belt, she's acquired a love of travel and exploring new places.

Latest Stories (3)

Author Kai Bird was wrong about peace in the Middle East

Nov 15, 2023
The Pulitzer Prize winner and blockbuster author expected an eventual resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kai Bird, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of "American Prometheus: The Triumph and Tragedy of J. Robert Oppenheimer."
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What author Andy Weir got wrong about this particular word

The author of the blockbuster novel "The Martian" shares a story that shows he wasn't always the wordsmith we know him to be.
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What an evolutionary biologist got wrong about cats

Sep 7, 2023
Jonathan Losos, author or "The Cat's Meow," shares an insight that will have cat owners purring in agreement.
Jonathan Losos with his cat, Nelson.