Kira Zalan

USN_Kira_ZalanKira Zalan is a reporter for ACAMS, where she writes about financial regulation and financial crime.

Kira was previously associate editor for politics and policy at U.S. News & World Report, where she got to interview a former president, an astronaut and a Hollywood director.

Her freelance work has been published by Foreign Policy, Marie Claire, Redbook, The Root, Northern Virginia and the Center for Public Integrity. As a journalism grad student at Georgetown University, she spent three years reporting for the Pearl Project, an investigation into the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl.

Kira speaks Russian and holds a master’s degree in Russian and post-Soviet studies from the London School of Economics. She travels every chance she gets, dances Cuban salsa, makes a mean guacamole and lives in northeast D.C.

“JAWS is so much more than a professional association. It is a support group, a mentoring project and a family for female journalists anywhere. The wealth of experience and wisdom in this group is invaluable, and has helped me grow both, as a reporter and a woman.”

Term expires Oct. 11, 2015.