Daniela Pinheiro, a JSK Journalism Knight Fellow at Stanford interviewing me at my studio. / by Sahba Shere

Yesterday, I had the privilege of meeting Daniela, who is covering me for a project she's doing for Stanford. I am beside myself!

We had an instant connection and chemistry! This is a budding new friendship 😊. We had a wonderful talk about culture, art, journalism and life in Palo Alto.  I am so thrilled that she will be one of my guest speakers in one of my Salon Series! I want to thank Mike and Julie Wilcox for the introduction. 

About Daniela: 

She has been awarded the prestigious John S. Knight Journalism Fellowship  at Stanford which fosters journalistic innovation, entrepreneurship and leadership. Each year only 20 outstanding individuals from around the world receive this fellowship. 

Daniela Pinheiro is a senior reporter at Piauí Magazine in Brazil, specializing in political coverage. She began her career at Folha de São Paulo, the country’s largest newspaper, followed by a long period as a reporter and editor at Veja, Brazil’s largest weekly magazine. Her work has been mentioned in such media outlets as The Guardian, The Economist and The Financial Times. She has covered topics ranging from fashion to soccer (and everything else in between), traveling to many countries in Latin and Central America, and also to Qatar, Finland, Japan, France, the United States, Switzerland, Spain and South Africa. She is a four-time winner of Brazil’s Women in Press prize, and twice was awarded Brazilian journalism’s most distinguished prize, the Comunique-se Prize, as best print journalist in the country. Ms. Pinheiro is also the curator of Piauí Magazine’s International Journalism Festival, which in the past two years has featured as speakers journalists from ProPublica, The New Yorker, The New York Times, The Guardian, New Republic, Vice, n+1, Vox, FiveThirtyEight and Atavist.