Ambreen Ali is a freelance writer based in New Jersey who writes about technology, business and politics. Previously, she served as editor of media and technology news for SmartBrief, a B2B newsletter company, and as a congressional reporter for CQ Roll Call, where she worked on investigations of lobbying groups and lawmakers. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, Agence France-Presse, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, Ozy, Eater and Edible Jersey, as well as numerous trade publications. She has frequently reported from South Asia and has lived in India and Pakistan. A West Coast native, Ambreen Ali is a graduate of the University of Washington and holds a M.S. in New Media Journalism from Northwestern University.