About the Author

Deena Zaidi

Currently, I work as a “Data Reporter” with the Puget Sound Business Journal in Seattle. I’ve been with the Journal for about two years now and compile The Lists for the local market. I also write data-driven stories for the local newspaper that are closely based on the analysis of The Lists. Towards the year end, I work on the Annual Book of Lists, which is a compilation of roughly 80-90 lists, ranking different companies across different industries using interesting metrics.

Before PSBJ, I briefly interned for Seattle Met before joining PSBJ and fact checked for stories that ran for monthly magazine.

As an independent contributor, I write for  VentureBeat,  Chatbots Magazine, Hacker NoonTheStreet, Truthout, EconomyWatch,  and  Seeking Alpha.

My stories can also be found on BuzzFeedVocalMSN Money, Yahoo FinanceThe Independent, LinkedIn Pulse, and Digitalist Magazine (SAP Publication) where I’ve written on a bunch of topics that widely range from finance and economics to technology and geopolitics. My fin tech stories appeared in the Top5 Finance Blogs‘ in 2018. 

My passion for writing stems from my curiosity and fact-checking. I first wrote a working paper on “Eurozone Debt Crisis and Regulation of Credit Rating Agencies” for Global Credit Review (which can be found here).

I hold a degree in MBA (Finance), MSc. (International Banking and Finance) and am a Certified CFA (ICFAI).

Also a member of Investigative  Reporters and Editors, Society of Professional Journalists and Asian American Journalists Association. I have a certificate in Data Analytics from Northeastern University, Seattle.

In the past, I’ve been fortunate to have covered business and tech developments that help alleviate global poverty for a non profit. My stories on tech innovations in developing countries can be found on websites of non-profits like The Borgen Project, Thrive Global and Global Citizen.

I love to travel, am a huge fan of raw “unfiltered” street photography. I have published pictures on Smithsonian.com and BBC.com. 

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