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Leigh Cuen is a writer, journalist, and blockchain enthusiast based in New York City​.[5]​ She is a reporter for CoinDesk​ and a columnist for Teen Vogue​.[1]​ Cuen's work has been published in multiple languages including Spanish, Italian, English, Hebrew and Arabic.[6]

 

Education

Cuen is originally from California​.[8]​ In high school, she was an intern for the Orange County Register​.[9]​ She attended the University of San Francisco​ and studied Media and Middle Eastern studies.[5]​ She earned a Bachelors degree in 2011.[5]

 

Career

Early Work 2010-2012

Early in her career, Cuen was a Reporter for El Tecolote, an Editorial Assistant for Crawdaddy! Magazine, an Editorial Assistant for the Jewish news weekly of Northern California, and a Blogger for New Voices, Green Prophet, and The Rumpus.[5]​ She also worked for the Palestinian News Network San Francisco Public Press

 

Time in Israel 2012-2014

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Leigh Cuen pictured on Twitter

When Cuen was 18-years old, she went to Jerusalem​ to study Arabic in an abroad program, but dropped out and started reporting from a refugee camp in Bethlehem​ instead. 

In 2012, Cuen moved to Israel​ to further her career in writing and journalism.[5]​ While based in Tel Aviv​, her articles appeared in several publications including Al Jazeera English​, Salon, The Jerusalem Post​, Yedioth Ahronoth​ (Ynet),  Culture Magazine,​ and World Literature Today​.[8]​ In addition, her creative writing has been published in the International Museum of Women​, Poetica Magazine, Dagda Publishing and War, Literature & the Arts.[8]​ During her time there, Cuen would stay in the homes of different Palestinian familes as well as an Israeli family.[8]​ One of the proudest of Cuen's career was her piece on revolutionary Syrian poetry for Al Jazeera English.[14][8]

 

 

Freelance Journalism and Cryptocurrency Coverage 2015-Present

Cuen first heard about Bitcoin in 2015 when she was working at a media company in Tel Aviv with a team of darknet experts who trained in elite military units. Her manager assigned her to write a story on the subject of people buying drugs with cryptocurrency.[9]​ She would write blockchain related stories for Newsweek Media Group and would join CoinDesk​ in 2018.[9][5]

 

Cuen is a columnist for Teen Vogue​ and has written for the International Business Times​, MicHuffPost​, RackedNew York Daily News​, Christian Science Monitor, and Forbes​.[5]​​

 

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