As a Native Kazakh, Born in Uzbekistan, Fluent in Russian, Pursued a Degree in the US, I have tried myself in various fields of journalism. My journalism pieces on Michigan food banks, public transportation under a constrained budget, economic threats to downtowns, budget challenges of universities with declining enrollment, and many other COVID-19 related reports were published in The Detroit News, EurasiaNet.orgThe Mining Journal, Petoskey News-Review, Harbor Lights, Hillsdale Daily News, Lansing City Pulse, Ludington Daily News, etc.

Before working in the American media market, I have reported on various fields in Kazakhstan. Works can be viewed in 7kun.kz, vesti.kz, informburo.kz, etc. Also, my independent documentaries covered the life of Central Asian residents in New York City and Detroit, post-bankruptcy period.

MA in Journalism, Michigan State University

BA in Linguistics, Al-Farabi Kazakh National University

Email: orisbaye@msu.edu