Arianie Sulaiman Keeney is a Singapore-American writer and photographer based in the Middle East. Prior to living overseas, Arianie wrote on education, politics, government, and culture in the Greater New York City. Arianie has also contributed as a news researcher, writer, and editor in Broadcast Journalism and in non-profit international affairs think tank organizations. Arianie’s mix parentage origins and third culture upbringing from Southeast Asia – Singapore, Thailand, and Indonesia, as well as extensive travels around the world to Australia, Europe and North America shape her view of the world today. Apart from writing and photography, Arianie also dedicates her time to manage the local Classical Music online community.
Arianie graduated with Merit from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore in 1997 with a Diploma in Education, Art Theory and Digital Media. After which she taught high school English and Art in Singapore for several years while actively performing in the Singapore Art Scene. Arianie also graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Houston in 2004 with Double Bachelor’s degrees majoring in Political Science – American Foreign Policy and Communications – Broadcast Journalism with Minors in Photography, Film and Digital Media. In 2007 Arianie graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Master’s in Diplomacy; International Law, and International Conflict Resolution from Norwich University.
Arianie is the recipient of the Texas Association of Broadcasters Belo Corporation Scholarship 2003/2004, the George Kirksey Scholarship 2002/2003/2004, the Houston Press Club Scholarship 2003/2004, the Maxine Mesinger Houston Chronicle Scholarship 2002/2003 and a member of the Golden Key International Honour Society and the Phi Beta Delta International Scholar Honor Society.
Arianie currently lives in the United Arab Emirates with her husband, three children and three Persian-Himalayan rescue cats. In her free time, Arianie especially loves spending time with her family and she absolutely enjoys photographing, reading, writing, and supporting the classical music scene.