Emily Kassie is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, multimedia journalist and artistic director. She focuses on human rights, illicit trade, corruption and conflict. She won the Overseas Press Club Award for Best Digital Reporting on International Affairs and the National Magazine Award (Ellie) in 2017 for Multimedia story of the year for her reporting and multimedia on the refugee crisis. She is a two-time NPPA winner and in 2016 she was named a Multimedia Portfolio of the Year by NPPA as well as World Press Photo Multimedia winner. In 2015 she won an Academy Award for student documentary. She was the founding Creative Director of Highline, Huffington Post's investigative magazine, where she oversaw 25 original long-form multimedia stories. She graduated with honors from Brown University and is a Gates scholar at Cambridge University, completing her masters degree in International Relations and Politics.