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Meet the Team

Meet the team behind launching Documented, a news site covering New York's immigrants and the policies that affect their lives.

Mazin Sidahmed

Mazin Sidahmed is a co-founder of Documented. He previously worked for the Guardian US in New York during the 2016 US elections, where he covered a variety of issues including surveillance and criminal justice, as well as the rise of hate crimes following the election. Mazin left the news desk to join the award-winning Guardian Mobile Innovation Lab where he helped develop new mobile-specific story formats. He started his career writing for The Daily Star in Beirut. He reported on the Syrian refugee crisis, weapons transfers to Lebanon and the plight of migrant domestic workers. Upon moving to the U.S., Mazin also contributed to Politico New York where he covered real estate, with a focus on the New York City Housing Authority, and City politics.

mazin.sidahmed@documentedny.com / @mazsidahmed

Max Siegelbaum

Max Siegelbaum is a co-founder of Documented. He began reporting in post-revolution Egypt, where he wrote about the Egyptian judiciary, the dying infrastructure of Alexandria and an association of men with enormous mustaches, among many other subjects. He is a graduate of the Stabile Center for Investigative Journalism at Columbia University and has written for newspapers in Denver and Pittsburgh, Foreign Policy, VICE and STAT, among others. In the United States, he has investigated healthcare conditions for detained immigrants with mental illness, due process violations of immigration courts located inside prisons and an inconsistently enforced law in Colorado that’s designed to protect domestic violence survivors.

max.siegelbaum@documentedny.com / @maxsiegelbaum

Felipe De La Hoz

A native of Barranquilla, Colombia, Felipe has lived in Mexico City, Brasilia, and exotic Bethesda, Maryland. His journalism career started as an assistant to a freelance photographer in Brazil, helping cover the Confederations Cup riots in 2013. From there, he went on to New York University, where he double-majored in journalism and political science and minored in web programming. He was a participant of the Dow Jones News Fund’s first-ever data journalism program and The New York Times Student Journalism Institute, and has interned or freelanced for a range of New York-based publications, including amNewYork, the New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, Gotham Gazette, and the Village Voice. He is passionate about immigration policy, law, and data, and its human impact on New Yorkers. He is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese. When not working, he enjoys jazz and film photography. 

felipe.delahoz@documentedny.com / @FelipeDLH

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