Ghazala Irshad is The Marshall Project's first Copy Chief. She was most recently an editor at Newsy, where she covered beats ranging from race and gender to gun legislation. Ghazala has also reported on abuses of power during the Arab Spring in Egypt, during which time she received her master's degree in TV and digital journalism from the American University in Cairo. She also holds a certificate in entrepreneurial journalism from the CUNY Tow-Knight Center and a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Ghazala is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists and sits on the auxiliary board of Humor for Hope, a nonprofit that provides trauma-informed humor therapy for underserved populations.