Hafsa Quraishi

News Intern

Hafsa Quraishi is a WUSF Public Media Stephen Noble radio news intern for spring 2018, after serving as a digital news intern in the fall of 2017.

Born and raised in Jacksonville, Hafsa moved to Tampa to attend the University of South Florida. She is now in her junior year, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Mass Communication, with a concentration in news-editorial reporting, and a minor in Psychology.

Ultimately, she would like to be a reporter at a major media network covering Muslim-American issues.

Bobbie O'Brien / WUSF Public Media

Tampa Bay area residents witnessed an unusual sight ahead of Hurricane Irma’s arrival Sunday.

In a case of a kind of reverse storm surge, Hillsborough Bay at Bayshore Boulevard was one of many places in Florida that experienced temporary lowered water levels in the hours leading up to the hurricane.

Walt Disney World entrance.
Wikimedia Commons

As Hurricane Irma approaches Florida, tourism-related businesses are preparing for a potentially catastrophic impact.