SONY DSCAndrea Murad is a freelance journalist with a passion for storytelling. Her career has spanned Wall Street and Main Street, and she understands financial markets and the global economy, and how these affect the average consumer. Her work has appeared in Global Finance, The Real Deal, BBC Capital, Al Jazeera America, Entrepreneur,, and She’s been a guest on Daily Mail, Voice of America, Live, i24NEWS 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.