SONY DSCAndrea Murad is a freelance journalist with a passion for storytelling. Her career has spanned Wall Street and Main Street, and she understands how the financial markets affect the average consumer. Her work has appeared on Consumers Digest, BBC Capital, Al Jazeera America,, and She’s been a guest on Daily Mail, Voice of America, LiveĀ and Marketplace Money. Andrea graduated with a Master of Science from Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism and a Bachelor of Science in systems engineering from the University of Virginia. She currently resides in New York City.