Samiha Shafy has been a reporter for the German newsweekly Der Spiegel since 2007, covering science, the environment, energy, and public health. A Swiss citizen based in Hamburg, she worked both as a freelancer and a staff writer for Swiss and German publications such as Tages-Anzeiger, Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Die Welt, and Geo before moving to Berlin to co-develop the German Vanity Fair in 2006. She holds a master's degree in environmental sciences from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) and was a 2012 Nieman Fellow at Harvard.