Amina Elahi is a reporter at the Chicago Tribune’s Blue Sky Innovation section, where she covers entrepreneurship and innovation in Chicago.

Previously, Amina contributed to Chicago Grid (a Chicago Sun-Times publication), Popular Science, Built In Chicago and Sprout Social Insights. In addition to writing and editing, she enjoys photography, cooking and gardening — indoors, for now.

Amina graduated from the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University in 2010 with degrees in journalism and psychology. While there, she was an editor at North by Northwestern and Al Bayan (which she co-founded).

In her free time, Amina runs PAPER/PLATES, where she explores her love of literature and food. The blog has received coverage in DailyCandy, Refinery29 and Pubslush.