Samya Kullab is an independent journalist based in the Middle East,  covering security, migration and politics. Her work has been published in international outlets including Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Al Jazeera and the Globe and Mail. She was a reporter and editor for Lebanon's The Daily Star, where for three years she covered the fallout from the war in Syria, including the refugee crisis, border security and terrorism. She also reports from South Asia. She completed a Trauma Training for Journalists course in 2015.

In 2017, she is coauthoring  a book project about her coverage of the Syrian refugee crisis and pursuing a cross-border human trafficking investigation.